17 June 2010

Dinner a la Magpie

use and time
dull a shine
sharpening thins
pushing in
blade plunges
ridges rise
along a line
belly fine
guts spill
gills still
fillet and serve
with lemon and dill


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21 comments:

Robert Lloyd said...

And to think all I had for dinner was brown rice with a little soy sauce...You teased me with this one. I realy loved how I could see the poem all the way to the dinner plate.

Stan Ski said...

Great idea for dinner tonight - what fish do you suggest?

brenda w said...

Personally, I'd go for walleye. It's a freshwater white fleshed fish, and a favorite. It reminds me of my grandpa. He didn't whittle, like the grandpa in Robert's Magpie, but man that man could fish, and cook a mean walleye, too. He could make any fish taste good.

Thanks for taking me there, Stan.

Nice to see you here Robert. I appreciate the comment.

signedbkm.com said...

Well done, sauted in butter(love the lemon and dill).thank you....add a glass of vino...bkm

00dozo said...

Mmmm, walleye. I miss freshwater fish and walleye was a definite favorite. Great Magpie, but it made me hungry!

Helen said...

... this is the type of knife my chef son would want to use for his masterpieces ... your Magpie captures (perfectly) the scene.

Dina Spice said...

Happy that turned out to be a fish...wasn't sure what kind of dinner you were serving up after your last dark write.

- Dina

brenda w said...

00dozo, I love walleye, too. My preference isn't with dill, though, that was for the rhyme. I like almond crusted walleye...oo la la!

Helen, This knife reminded me of the knives in my grandpa's tackle boxes, although his were Rapala's as he was a hearty Finn! :)

Dina, I toyed with a murder, and it is a dark write, if you're a fish!

Carrie Burtt said...

Love this one....great Magpie! :-)

Sam Liu said...

I love this, it really is wonderful! The quick-paced rhythm adds a real charm. A brilliant Magpie Tale indeed :D

Alexis said...

Amazing magpie! Brought a smile to my face. I love the ending lines...
"guts spill
gills still
fillet and serve
with lemon and dill"

RA said...

What a lovey surprise! And yummy too. :)

Brian Miller said...

ha. playful....was not sure where you were going...glad it was a fish and it smells so good. smiles. nice magpie.

Annelie said...

Love this....♥

willow said...

Mmm...lemon and dill...bring it on! Fun to read this one out loud.

Tumblewords: said...

This one rings a bell with me - it's a terrific piece!

kathew said...

a fine story- not fishy at all..haah
It is fun to read out loud as Willow says.

Aoife.Troxel said...

Funny, I was envisioning a fish throughout the poem, though other Magpies {and my own} made no mention of them. Smells good!

susan m hinckley said...

Really nicely written and so creative. A pleasure to read this one!

Selma said...

Really good. You managed to convey just a little hint of menace that left me wondering what was going to happen. Nice rhythm.

Patience said...

I loved your flow in the first few lines, following the thinning and dulling of a knife, really a beautiful idea to capture, the life and death of a knife. Great magpie!