Monday, March 07, 2011

MAGPIE TALE: Peel Quickly

Another Magpie Tales entry

Careful as you peel,
you'll want to save each
layer to write your life's story along the way.

Don't waste time with onion skin that
requires too much time and tempts you to write
baroque fiction or overwrought tributes to your route.

Life is short. Truth comes in blips until you come to the core.
Don't worry about the smell embedded in your fingers.
Like all things, it will fade. But be sure to jot a line now.
It may already be too late.

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At 9:37 AM, Blogger gautami tripathy said...

So many layers...

I really like how we get so many ideas out of one photo. Everyone interpreting it differently.

viscous time

At 4:40 PM, Anonymous ms pie said...

quickly... it may already be too late... definitely think that sometimes... it amazes me that they have yet discovered a quick way to peel and onion... especially so when the skin fights you... just a thought... enjoyed your point of view... love the smell of garlic... my stomach not so much...

At 12:24 AM, Blogger Lorenzo — Alchemist's Pillow said...

Short and sharp wisdom, ladrón, just like tne garlic — and now I know that the green sliver at its core is its pungent memento mori. One objection, though: I do not mind being reminded that I must die, but did you have to chastise me about writing "overwrought tributes" to my route? ;)

At 11:21 AM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

gautami - Each writer is another layer of the garlic skin.

ms pie - I can handle garlic fine with advancing years, onions not so much.

Lorenzo - In your case we'll make an exception. Write on and write on profusely!

At 6:44 PM, Anonymous Jingle said...

wise words.

love it.

At 7:31 PM, Blogger Tumblewords: said...

Wonderful - it may be too late, but maybe not...

At 6:14 AM, Blogger Trellissimo said...

Excellent advice to poets! Always carry a notebook.

At 12:11 PM, Blogger Helen said...

'truth comes in blips' ~~ profound!


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