Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Mag - 186

"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving." - Lao Tzu


THE MAG

My Magpie emerges, from within a deep, dark and dreary grave and the finding of a simple wooden box marked with a cross.  It was a blistering, hot day in July when this box was unearthed from beneath a stone slab, after being buried centuries ago at St. Ninian's Isle.

It all began during an excavation close to a medieval church on July 4th, 1958.







Map provided by Tess Kincaid



Hidden Treasure
be
Unearthed


There once was a noblewoman
who had a nephew
named Bonaventure
who wholeheartedly charted a global
adventure
in search of
St. Ninian's buried Treasure.
 


Did this lad know he was about 55 years too late?
Would it matter if he did?


 For this summer of discovery
his mission
by commission
of his dear aunt
the noblewoman,
Bonaventure's adventure
was all too late.
 
Without any doubts,
records state
that
Douglas Coutts
(a local school lad)
conquered the discovery
of the
tricky little buried treasure
already.
 
Oh why, oh why
couldn't he,
Bonaventure
be
the one
to unearth
28 silver and silver-gilt
objects?
Decorated
from
the 8th or 9th century
these
Pictish objects
adored by all
including
other objects 
of weapons
things for feasting 
and jewelry
all
unearthed
inside
one wooden box
and including
seven feasting bowls
one elaborate hanging bowl
a spoon decorated
with a dog's head
a curved prong to eat
shellfish
and not one dove
in a pair tree
be
unearthed
by one lad not of Noble hood?
 
 


To view other Magpie tales relating to this photo theme go here
 



Written for a children's book series of Historical Fiction.


3 comments:

Cloudia said...

All aboard!:-)


Aloha

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Whoa, you did a two-for-one! Very, very well done!!

Kutamun said...

They went to the underworld well prepared, these Picts !