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Thursday, 6 January 2011

From MAGPIE TALES a Puzzle...


(Do have a look at Magpie Tales.)

A skeleton
of something like
a mini-whale
(minutum-
dwarfadon
to such as us)
that NASA found
(or so they said)
full many a mile
below the ground
in thermal ducts.

The whole thing sucks.
My grandma had
a score of these
(given her
by Thick Lips Fred
for spending so
much time in bed)
each with diamonds
in a cluster -
It is of course,
a knuckle-duster.

23 comments:

Tabor said...

Twisting and turning and full of new views just like the photo.

Kass said...

I like the push and pull of this object and poem.

Tess Kincaid said...

Thick Lips Fred, eh? Clever one, Dave. I'm still giggling!

Helen said...

At first glance I thought you had written knuckle-buster ... which it could be as well!

Great Magpie.

A Cuban In London said...

Loved the answer at the end. Brilliant.

Happy New Year!

Greetings from London.

Martin H. said...

I liked this one, very much.

Jinksy said...

Whoah! Spoiling for a punch up Dave? LOL

Cad said...

I hope Ada doesn't see this!

Paul C said...

Each scenario as surreal as the other; perfect for that darn object.

Dick said...

Of course it is! Now I can see nothing else in its curlicues. Art as a deadly weapon. Thanks for the heads-up on this one, Dave!

JeannetteLS said...

As for me? I laughed outright. Thank you, Dave.

Derrick said...

I can only admire your imagination and your humour, Dave, not to mention your poetry!

Dave King said...

Tabor
I felt I was wriggling to get out of it at first.

Kass
I agree. So did I.

Tess
A warm welcome to you. I'm pleased you giggled. And pleased you commented. Thanks.
Have a wonderful 2011.

Helen
My first thought was to use Buster as a name. Great minds..?

Cuban
Hi and welcome. Thanks for the comment. Good to know these things - good or bad!
Great New Year to you.

Martin
Welcome indeed. And a happy new year to you. Thanks for taking time out to comment.

Jinksy
Well, yes, but I'm in my second childhood, so pillow fights are more my mark now.

Cad
Could be interesting... Welcome and a good new year to you. Thanks for the comment.

Paul
Thanks for the great comment - I wonder if we'll get to know what it is! Have a fine 2011.

Dick
Art as a deadly weapon... yes, I like that idea! Thanks a lot and all the best for 2011.

Jeanette
That's wonderful to hear. Thanks for the feedback.

Derrick
Mmm, thanks Derrick, but it is strange: the best solutions seem to come when I begin by being completly stumped.

Mary said...

Hahaha - that's a fun one! Nothing like what I came up with. Sorry that when you tried to 'follow' me last week Blogger wouldn't cooperate. Happy writing in 2011!

Strummed Words said...

A puzzle, indeed.

Dave King said...

Mary
Hi and thanks for responding. Have a good year.

Strummed Words
Welcome and thanks. Have a good 2011.

Shadow said...

very tongue-in-cheek. nice!

Doctor FTSE said...

Dave . . knuckleduster was my early thought . . but when I made a copy, it didn't fit my knuckles - either hand!
Great Magpie!

Dave King said...

Shadow
Thanks for the compliment.

Doctor FTSE
Ah! One can be too thorough with one's research perhaps! Lovely comment. Thanks.

Andreas said...

Of course! A knuckle-duster! It's so obvious...

Ingenious take. I really enjoyed it.

thingy said...

Well, duh, of course it's a knuckle-duster.

I like the way you think. : )

Bee's Blog said...

Wonderful imagination with such humour to boot. Love it!

Dave King said...

Humble apologies to the three of you for having overlooked your comments.

Andreas
Seemed pretty clear to me! But I guess not everyone has my degree of familiarity with the things!
Thanks for the comment - and a very warm welcome to you.

thingy
Thanks and welcome to the blog.

Bee
Great to have you visiting and commenting. Thanks for the feedback.