Sunday, October 09, 2011

rambunctious tale

it was a close call
I jumped out of the coffee mug
that spoon saved my life
in the fallow garden near that pond
gulliver had visited me
saved me from the swallows-
gave me the obsolete mug to rest my case
I admire him for offering me crumbs
now I will read the rambunctious newspaper
until you get that automobile for my ride

"first tell me, why did want to scald me with hot coffee?"

31 comments:

brenda w said...

This is wonderful, Gautami! You gave the spoon better energy than I did in my Magpie. LoL
Mine is here:
Reincarnated Rant
I wrote a different piece for the wordle, but do love your incorporation of the whirl words in this piece. Excellent work!
Brenda

Lolamouse said...

What a clever and intriguing read! I love it!

Mama Zen said...

This is so clever!

jaerose said...

there was something playful about this piece..a little surreal..fairy-tale like almost..loved it! Jae

missdemurerestraint said...

Engaging and, yes, very clever.

christopher said...

I'm one of your fans.

keiths ramblings said...

You've done it again. Absolutely unique and so you!

Deborah said...

I loved this, delightfully written!

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

wow! love it! :-)

JJRod'z

Daydreamertoo said...

Ouch, burned with a hot spoon.
Very nice worlde from you Gautami. :)

Kristen Haskell said...

I love anything having to do with Gulliver. I love it.

izzy said...

Great- fun ! we will see what my brain says later on. Thanks

Tess Kincaid said...

I like "obsolete mug to rest my case"...yes, very clever little piece...

oldegg said...

This is such a fun piece and a delight to visualize.

Jim Swindle said...

I like what you did with the spoon and with the mug.

Kay L. Davies said...

Very nicely done. I like it.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Nanka said...

Nice combining of prompts to come out with a marvelous story!!

izzy said...

Spoons make great see-saws and oars!
Love the swallows and Gulliver-thanks!

chiccoreal said...

Dear Gautami: Definitely I feel the sentiment here; why would Gulliver scald especially if he

"saved me from the swallows-"

the mystery continues!
Fun and inquisitively exquisite!

Anonymous said...

I haven’t thought about Gulliver’s Travels for forty years. Thank you for the memory. This is a lovely, playful wordle poem, and you make the most of it.

Reflections said...

Seems the little guy has spurred much humor this week.

Kathe W. said...

hah! Excellent! Loved it!

Kathy Bischoping said...

A lovely read, intriguing to take in without the picture, which hovered behind like a harmony to your melody.

Carrie Burtt said...

Love this Gautami.....what a fun magpie!! :-)

Tumblewords: said...

Engaging piece, to be sure! A delightful read...

Ann Grenier said...

A clever surprise as the litle king jumps out of the mug...of course!

Nicholas V. said...

I think the presence of the little king in the image made us all think a little of the nursery.
Excellent Magpie!

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Excellent Magpie indeed!

Anna :o]

Mary said...

Very cleverly crafted as always. I love the conclusion!

Gerry Snape said...

Gulliver and Alice so much growing and shrinking...great thoughts in this ...I love that he climbed out on a spoon...was it a silver one I wonder?

Arnab Majumdar said...

This made me smile.. nice take on the latest Magpie :)

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