Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Magpie Tales...

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The slippers sat gathering dust in a corner of her room  
Dancing gowns hung lifeless in the wardrobe behind the broom
A lovely china clock marked the hour of her death
While her husband hung his head, pulled the trigger and
gasped his final breath.

C Hummel Kornell
Magpie Tales

15 comments:

  1. Ouch. A surprise ending. Great magpie.

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  2. Oh! Such a tragic little Magpie.

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  3. Wow! How confronting is that! But sadly all too common. Trying to say more but can't. Too close to home.

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  4. ouch- guilt or not able to live without her ?

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  5. Kathew - It was my intent that he couldn't live without her, however I suppose it could be guilt.

    Ray - I am sorry my attempt hit close to home for you. It is always difficult to lose a loved one. Thanks for taking time to contact me.

    Willow - I think it must have come out of my earlier reading about the hauntings of Willow Manor! I'm really not so dark.

    Tumblewords - Thanks for the encouragement. I appreciate your dropping by, come back often.

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  6. how sad tale,
    what wise twist in the ending!

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  7. love it!! short and tragic - great combination..

    loveNlight
    Gabi

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  8. One little concise stanza , with so much in it: wife and husband, death and suicide, hanging gowns and lying slippers, dust and broom, lifeless objects and a trigger of an arm. The rhyming gives the piece a certain rhytm. Very skillful!!

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  9. Duta - As always, you make my day!

    Gabriela - This is my first participation so it's very helpful to hear your remarks. This group is wonderfully creative. Please stop by again.

    Jingle - Thank you for your comments. It's always so nice to create something that others appreciate.

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  10. Five lines that speak volumes. Great Magpie.

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  11. Very abrubt and chilling. However much enjoyed, art explores all sides of life. A very strong little magpie tale!

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  12. Gosh - that ending was a bit of a shock!

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  13. How tragically sad! But very good just the same. I loved it!

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  14. Read this a month too late,
    But loved it too much not to say anything...

    Thank you for a lovely moment of tragedy borne of the deepest of emotions be it love, remorse or guilt.

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  15. Read this a month too late...
    But loved it too much not to say,
    Thank you for a magpie, a tragedy borne of the deepest of emotions be it love, remorse or guilt...

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