Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Magpie 69 or a mere shell of its former self.

History in seashell.














Imagine the world as it was if you can,
when life on this planet so rampant began.
These sea gastropods
predated the gods
and squeezed in between, the emergence of Man.

Tess saw more seashells on the seashore at Magpie Tales.

24 comments:

  1. Love your poem.. thanks for reading my blog; love to get readers from Australia.. I hope to visit. Daughter's boyfriendis from New Zealand and my son and family camped out for 12 weeks in Australia.. makes me want to go.jt

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  2. Emerged yes ~ evolved, not so certain. As always, I love your poetry, your wit, your mind.

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  3. So, would you say then: the pods, the clods, the gods? Could fit the Bible story with a bit of stretching (if one is a believer of course -(like me;) Like your verse. Cheers

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  4. Wonderful poem - leaves one to imagination and thinking ... have a lovely day!

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  5. Fun one, as usual Stafford. :o)

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  6. Good verse reminder - enjoyed this a lot.

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  7. I love "squeezed in between, the emergence of Man". Lovely evolutionary tale.

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  8. Wouldn't it have been amazing to witness? Cool magging!

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  9. nice one Stafford - but I keep wanting it to read gastropubs - which perhaps reveals more about my weakness than anything else!

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  10. "...when life on this planet so rampant began..." is a great image. I just hope that we don't make it "so rampant END." Excellent poem!

    Rick

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  11. Thank you for your comment on my blog. Your poem reflects your own universe. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. Dear dear Stafford,
    Just out of curiousity, did you love Biology in school?

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  13. By the way, my daughter was in Perth and Fremantle for a holiday...she loved it!

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  14. Great take on the magpie. Enjoy it. Thanks for visiting my site.

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  15. I shell say this only once.....'Stafford, that was a neat little poem...!'

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  16. A revolutionary, evolutionary tale, and delightful. I think emergence as a word choice is masterful. Kudos!

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  17. Yes, "emergence" is great. The poem is wonderful. I have an impish little wish to teach this to some kid whose parents require Bible study, after which I would encourage the child to speak it loudly next Sunday at church service. :)

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  18. Nice take on the prompt. I like the timeless message.

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  19. Yes, how they made their presence seen and stayed on to this day. Will we see the end of time when they disappear?

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  20. Wonderful little bit. Matchless word choice.

    Daring here to say: better than the rock gods -- even the Beatles. A humble writer and more should be so well paid


    !!

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  21. you always make everything rhyme.
    perfect little summary
    of the shell...
    well done magpie.

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