Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Mag

"A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom." - Robert Frost


THE MAG




Photo by Mark Haley
For Tess Kincaid's
 Magpie Tales
 
 
 
My Magpie begins in a most peculiar way.
 
Have you ever wondered what a Haiku might say to a spoonerism-
if, they had met on this stone path?
 
It might possibly go like this.
 
 
 
The Haiku
 
Cozy little nook
I am steady as a rock
please ease my tears?
 
Can you listen here,
once there was a lonely stair
Now it's pouring rain.
 
Lighting a fire
descending a crushing blow
So must be good-bye.
 
 *       *       *       *  
 
The Spoonerism
 
Nosey little cook
I am ready as a stock
please tease my ears?
 
Can you, hiss and lear
once there was a stonely lair
Now roaring with pain.
 
Fighting a liar
descending a blushing crow
so gust be mood-bye.
 
 
 
 
Spoonerisms are a fun little slip of the tongue.  (Or tips of the slung!) Or like, A lack of pies as, A pack of lies.)
William Archibald Spooner, whose name is given to the linguistic phenomenon of spoonerism.
Where accidently, common phrases, and simple words and letters or syllables get swapped and humor ignites.
 
 
 
The pun is mightier than the sword. - unknown
 
 
For more Magpie Tales go here
 

11 comments:

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

So, when asked in open court, I can honestly testify that it was just a spoonerism--certainly not a Freudian Slip?

Karen S. said...

Jerry- Absolutely! I spent the day at the Minnesota Renn-fest on Sunday and the Zilch The TorySteller is one of my favorite acts to catch, so of course when faced with the magpie of this week, I had only one toute to rake! If you haven't ever seen his show you should!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgDmXgUCLKA

Kutamun said...

Cute little twins these are !

Karen S. said...

For anyone that may care for the flair of Zilch the TorySteller and the man that drove me to include his kind of fun-exciting-nail-biting everyday work, here's his link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgDmXgUCLKA

Filip and Kristel said...

What an excellent picture, could be used in a movie. No problem.

Greetings,
Filip

Sue said...

This was really fun. And I love the spoonerism poem.

=)

Lyn said...

The pun is in a class by itself..what a knack you have..more, please, ma'm!

Karen S. said...

Sue- I know, it's so funny playing with words and seeing how easily it can be turned into another thought!

Karen S. said...

Lyn- Puns are so enlightening aren't they!

Tess Kincaid said...

Mood-bye made me giggle...clever!

Truedessa said...

This was fun to read..enjoyed both..