Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Tahitian Magpie Riddle

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Three Tahitians in a row,
A vahine in the middle;
 A tane sitting either side;
 A Gauguin Painting riddle.

 But note expressions on each face,
Their minds are on each other.
The boys are clearly terrified
She’s gonna drink their kava!

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 Prompted by The Meal, a Paul Gauguin collected by the Magpie.

19 comments:

  1. Where there is life, there is kava OR is it where there is kava, there is life? I had a taste of it long ago in Fiji! (I think I just fell asleep)

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  2. Hhhmmm, there's is so much more I have not tasted, or experienced!

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    1. For you and Carrie too, let me say; I tried it once and it tastes as bad as a durian smells!
      But if you want to get totally legless in a short time, go for it!
      Warning: Produces the worst hangover!

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  3. Must be a wonderful drink....i never have tried it. You always find the humor in a picture....i love that Stafford!!! :-)

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  4. Then there'd be 'no kava for Johnny'! Good one Stafford :)

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  5. Kava, of course, that would explain the doped out expressions on their faces.

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  6. haha they better keep an eye on her then...smiles....

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  7. Love it! Her expression says pretty much the same doesn't it?

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  8. I love the idea that they are all watching each other to see who is going to make a move.Not sure about the ‘vahini’ and ‘tane’ - Tahitian I’m guessing.

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    1. Maybe I should have included a glossary.
      Vahine (waheenee) is a Tahitian girl and Tane (tarnee) a Tahitian man.

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    1. Kava! Do they sell it Australia? My daughter lives in Queensland and I am going there for the ninth time. I'll ask her if she knows kava.
      Your post is very nice! Thanks and also thanks for your comment.

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  10. i like how you see this as a riddle. i think he just mixed up themes. i don't think the still life and the figures were there at the same time when he painted them.

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  11. Superb rhyme. I absolutely love this!

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  12. Thanks for the quick vocabulary lesson in this one. LOL :)

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  13. Nice! The girl definitely seems to have the upper hand as the knife looms in the foreground.

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