Oct 7, 2010

Magpie Tales#35

Willow's picture prompt this week












Season of Mists and Failing Concentration . . .

I think we all should catch the falling leaves.
before they reach the ground. Or at least, try.
Why? Because I once came down from a rowan tree
with neither let nor hindrance.  No one caught me!
Broke both ankles and cracked a rib. Could have
been worse.  Falling off the Eiger Norwand
over a mile straight down - would really hurt.
Alright for leaves - they flutter. And to say
"There's no trees on the Eiger" gets us nowhere.

26 comments:

  1. LOL! If only we fluttered like leaves, i think i would jump off every building i came to. even mountains like the Eiger Norwand!

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  2. LOL ... I just LOVED this, soo very good!! :o)

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  3. Ah... bút... all the leaves fallen from the tree could also have been a nice soft cushion for you to land on ;-)

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  4. Hmmmm . . . it was intended as a "send-up", but of what, I'm not quite sure. Another Blogger told me that today (7th.Oct, UK) is "National Poetry Day" Oh dear! What about a National No-Poetry Day, when we all go out and try to catch falling leaves instead of writing stuff like this . . .

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  5. "Catch a falling leaf and put it in your pocket..." Oh, no! That was stars and Perry Como...

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  6. Dear Dr FSTE: Beware the too high Eiger Norvand, such a cruel mountain and a most piteous place to land! But then again, one must be waru amd wear official crash apparel even on a rowan tree. There must be a disclaimer somewhere? No? The cads!

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  7. It's the problem with gravity: it always lets you down.

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  8. I love your fun pieces. But this last line is seriously beautiful.

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  9. you have to aim for the big pile of raked up leaves! Your humor always tickles my funny bone to the point of out loud laughter!

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  10. Keats would agree. And, I always love an ode to autumn.

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  11. You crack me up! I love your take on this prompt!

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  12. Well, this gave me a wonderful smile today! Thank you.

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  13. A fun and surprising Magpie!

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  14. Witty and entertaining! And thank you for your lovely comment on my magpie.

    Also a fun fact for you; My swedish last name, Rönnlöv, directly translated into english means rowanleaf :)

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  15. During a thaw, perhaps some seeds on the Eiger? Please don't jump...keep writing!!

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  16. Such a fun loving take on this prompt. Nice magpie.

    Thank you also for stopping by my blog earlier today. Always appreciate when visitors stop by.

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  17. Delightful fun piece...glad your injuries were limited....cheers..bkm

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  18. Thank you so much, all commenters.
    You can find an enthralling, tragic and quite terrifying account of attempts to climb the Eiger Nordwand via Amazon.

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  19. We flutter when we start to take ourselves lightly...please don't put that to the test. I found it in a fortune cookie.

    Fun fact...my brother and I have a long standing tradition of watching The Eiger Sanction every Thanksgiving morning.

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  20. Written at the height of a great 'fall'.

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  21. Being caught when we fall is safety, isn't it, and love.

    "Alright for leaves - they flutter" -- perfectly put. Like the 80's Idol song, "Catch my fall..."

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  22. sure would be cool to flutter like a leaf...i tend to drop like a rock...smiles. nice magpie!

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  23. What a fall that was. Clever use of the prompt and a rousing poem.

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  24. Invite you to try the prompts at Writer's Island

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