Sunday, February 12, 2012

Top 10 and Tangle


Top 10 Juvenile Comments I Feel Compelled to Inflict on You:

     1.  I had the strangest dream…
     2.   It’s raining men, and I slipped and fell in a big puddle
     3.  What happens when you REALLY have nothing to wear
     4.  This would be way more fun if I could still feel my legs
     5.  Who farted?
     6.  Aren't you glad you use Dial?  Don’t you wish everybody did?
     7.  Sw-e-e-e-e-t dreams
     8.  Yes, I AM the center of it all
     9.  Where’s Waldo? 
     10. Careful, don’t mess up my hair!


      Just in case you wanted to hear the song click here: It's Raining Men!

Sorry, I just had to get that out of my system.  Which is your favorite?  Do you have one of your own?  :o)
And now for something completely different:



 Tangle

There is more
than sex and death,
black and white

There is
the smooth, firm curve of grey,
with infinite points along 
the cusp

This is where we live -
in the tangle,
amid agony that may
(at any moment)
reveal 
bliss

The image and more responses to it can be found at The Mag.  This is also linked to Poets United.

63 comments:

  1. I think No 2 would be my favourite, but that probably just goes to show I've been single for too long... *sigh*

    Absolutely adore the poem though. Easily read, comprehensible and still not harsh or cold but beautiful. Bravo!!! Bravo!!!

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    1. thank you CC, #2 is my fav as well. And I appreciate you remarks about the poem as well.

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  2. Loved your list and the poem too.Great.

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  3. I love Tangle, especially the second stanza. Wowzers!

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  4. It’s raining men, and I slipped and fell in a big puddle

    I wouldn't have missed this number 2. option for the world! LOL .

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  5. reminds me of Walter Scott..."what a tangled skein we weave". life's just that and u said it beautifully.

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    1. Yes, the Walter Scott reference did cross my mind. Thanks very much.

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  6. #2. It's raining men:)
    Then who needs something to wear??

    I love this, both of them. Very good and orginal.

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  7. Raining men, definitely my fave. Love the second stanza of Tangled...and "the smooth, firm curve of grey".

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  8. My favorite is the wally. A delightful poem. Greetings.

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  9. Love this...This is where we live -
    in the tangle,
    amid agony that may
    (at any moment)
    reveal
    bliss

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    1. nice...i agree...this is where we live in the tangle is my fav line...and i love you list..esp the one on falling in a puddle...lol

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    2. Thanks Brian. I also like #2 best. :o)

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    3. Thanks Ayala - I fiddled with that ending for some time.

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  10. it is raining men,
    amazing, oh, amen...

    lovely piece coming after your list.
    smart magpie.

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    1. Thank you Taylor, sorry I missed this at first.

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  11. Loved Tangle. Some really great lines there -- that second stanza is amazing. And a smile from the list to boot...well done!

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    1. Thank you Susan, and glad you got a smile here today :o)

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  12. Excellent write. Loved the top 10 also -- fit perfectly.

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  13. LOL great list, I can think of what happens when one really has nothing to wear.

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  14. Love this, Mary. My daughter danced to It's Raining Men in last year's recital... otherwise I wouldn't have known... the second one's good, too.

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    1. Haha - what fun, doesn't it just make you want to jump up and dance along? Thanks Laurie.

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  15. Oh, what a nice perspective - and so true.
    BTW, I like the 2nd teen answer best...hahaha. I used to teach teens before going back to grad school and moving on to uni. Aren't kids a riot? LOL

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    1. Oh, re: kids, absolutely, they are. I worked at a high school about 100 yrs. ago (special ed.). Thanks for following too!

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  16. Number 2 definitely. Very good take on this Magpie.

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  17. I very much enjoyed "Where's Waldo?" and "bliss". Very expressive writing here and plenty of style. Thank you for sharing this, Mary. =D

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    1. Heehee, thanks Linda. You're so very welcome!

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  18. Very nice take. And I love the first impressions. I'll go with "nothing to wear", with Waldo a close second.

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  19. both are good
    whimsy and thoughtfulness

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  20. Ahhh Mary, I always love to see what you've shared, how you look at the world with a sparkle in your eye and almost always with a we bit of humor! Loved both of these, laughed through the first, impressed with the quick change and creative capture in the second. Excellent!!

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  21. Thanks so much Ginny - and don't worry, I don't count off for spelling! lol :o)

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  22. Your Top Ten is precious--all of them--but the one that made me laugh out loud was # 5!

    How about "Be careful what you wish for."
    or
    "Come here often?"

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  23. Hahaha - Thanks Timoteo! I love your high brow humor, lol! Love your suggestions! Cheers!

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  24. nicely done....thanks for sharing this

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  25. In a class of its own!! #6...been there! All...perfect fun, and then that wonderful poem...too much talent!!

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    1. Thanks so much Lyn! I'm glad you got a laugh, and I appreciate your kind words.

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  26. Quite viscerally charged.

    Actually, I use honey-lemon body wash.

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    1. Thank you FrankandMary, and I think honey-lemon probably smells even better than Dial, lol :o)

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  27. Oozes sensuality .. I love this!

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  28. Brilliant take, I loved the 10! ... and Tangle is just oooh ....

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  29. Mary,
    The poem, concise and direct, tells an old truth in a fresh, new way. Well done.

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  30. Love both...thanks for the giggles...

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    1. Thanks Tess! Great image; I don't know how you do it week after week!

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