Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Magpie 51


Clinkers.

Bricks and tiles and pottery turned
With clay sand our fingers learned.
Then what’s amazing,
We invented glazing!
But sometimes even bricks get burned!


More bouquets than brickbats at Magpie Tales.

25 comments:

  1. We surely learn a lot with our hands-Thanks!

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  2. And if you had studied to become a baker, you could eat the mistakes.

    Nice Magpie!

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  3. I like those clinkers they used on older homes- gives them character! Fun limerick!

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  4. This one is really charming, Ford. x

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  5. Very clever use of the "material"..nice!

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  6. Gave me a smile on a cold afternoon!

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  7. Well, you were certainly 'fired up' for this one, Stafford.

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  8. keep away from "brick houses" if you don't want to get burned

    people in brick houses shouldn't throw glass :)

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  9. Thick as a brick, sir, with a teaspoon
    of levity to help the philosophy go down;
    enjoyable piece, per usual. Thanks,
    Ford, for taking us to a proletarian
    plane, for humanizing the moment.

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  10. Let's hope only bricks get burned, and not fingers!

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  11. Lovely stuff! I read this out to 'the cheaper half'. He's a retired pottery supervisor! Haven't had to pay for a cup since 1983!

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  12. Lovely fun read... and to what the hands can learn.

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  13. You are the master blaster of the short, pithy rhyme. Love it!

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  14. Stafford,
    Is they cinders then?
    rel

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  15. They's no cinder-rel, ah, them's a clinker Brick!
    This is getting very silly!

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  16. I guess you could call me a very glossy brick....love this one Stafford! :-)

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