Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Secret of Willow Manor..

Magpie Tales #25




 write about a keyhole she said, and an antique one at that
rusted and worn, used up like a Model T- used up like horse drawn plow
the horse long dead, buried beneath her willow tree
a magpie cried, write about the secret it still contains within its confines,
locked in there - in the center of its universe
invisible to the human eye, unnoticed by those without curiosity
yes, I said, I know it
a sorcerer would sense it, an alchemist would glance twice
yes, both have asked me for the key
I assured them I do not deal in riddles..
laughing they both
 assured me that I did
the key they asked, the secret I replied
is rusted and worn
the key, the key is
much to  brittle
now
the only way for you to
open it is by 
solving
its
riddle

the willow whispered.....well done...


bkmackenzie
copyrighted..2010

35 comments:

  1. yes, you can not have the keyhole in the picture without the key in your mind, right?

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  2. Oh you did not disappoint!
    loved this magpie
    ...the key...of course

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  3. fascinating and fun magpie...i had the keymaster and the the gatekeeper from ghostbusters stuck in my head all evening...

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  4. i love this; i love the bit about the willow. i love how you draw me into the keyhole. thank you, for dropping by my place the other day, so i could find you. i will visit again.

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  5. I enjoy this magpie :) Thank for sharing this wonderful poem, the secrets behind the keyhole, wonderful!:D

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  6. The idea, the rythmn, even the shape of the poem was beautiful.
    Cee

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  7. Clever piece of writing, it flowed so nicely well done.

    Joanny

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  8. "Well Played", you are the crafty one!

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  9. Nice story. Now I have to go look through the keyhole.

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  10. everything has to be in perfect place,
    very sharp or witty magpie!
    thanks for the fun!
    ;)

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  11. funny and crafted professionally... great

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  12. well done! Cleverly shaped poem just like a keyhole!

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  13. Great writing and a cool site...I'm enjoying my visit and will be back. Thanks for visiting my site:)

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  14. Wonderfully creative! Beautiful and well written!

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  15. You win bkm. Poetic, narrative, humourous, twisted and a visual poem to boot. The bar is too high. Help!

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  16. Glad I have more than my fair share of curiosity. Such a wonderful Magpie!!!!

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  17. Love the bit about the willow tree. Clever Mag!

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  18. I've gotta get a metal detector.

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  19. Superb! I love the way you shaped this like a key.And it's a great read. Very very clever. Thank you.

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  20. I feel a bit dense, as I do not know what a magpie is, but this was great!

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  21. Beautiful writing, mysterious and so enticing. This was a joy to read, wonderful and intricate Magpie :)

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  22. Have a sunny day!
    http://www.blogger.com/post-edit.g?blogID=29273583&postID=3452695282812741651

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  23. You are so creative! This is brilliantly done!
    I love it! :-)

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  24. mysterious and beautiful. Loved how you tied little things all together, very enjoyable, a pleasure to read.

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  25. WHAT A STORY!!!! This was sheer brilliance, and creativity!
    A lovely read! It was like a story of a story!

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  26. Definitely, this was well thought out and crafted. And a lovely tribute to Magpie Tales...

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