Thursday 2 February 2012

Magpie with hubris or spot the red face..

“A child could do better,” I said.
“So why does this shyster have cred?”
‘Because his vermilions
are selling for millions,’
"I see," I said. "Is my face red?”

A Philistine in the presence of the cognoscenti has a duty to reveal his ignorance.
Poems and stories by the latter can be found at Magpie Tales.


  1. The mysteries of modern art, eh?

    Personally, I think our indigenous artists have it sewn up.

  2. Somehow, Stafford, it seems that you have been gone for some time. Miss you - cheer up and spread that shining ray!

  3. Stafford, just wanted to say I love what you said about Carrie over at Hope Whispers. It is so true, she sees - and seeks beauty like no other!

  4. Nice! You keep coming up with great stuff!!

  5. I can so relate to that first line Stafford...I can't tell you the times I have seen modern art, and thought that in my this! :-)

  6. playful tale.
    well done.

    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Hahaha - I concur :)

  8. I don't necessarily equate monetary "success" with real success, especially with "art" (painted, written or otherwise) - history, as you are clearly aware of from your consistently excellent posts, defines that often-quiet potency.

    That said, I enjoyed this read; it made me smile.

  9. A child can do better? So it seems can chimps and elephants these days. Watching them right now on BBC TV News (UK) Great little limerick.

  10. A brilliant little limerick!

    Anna :o]

  11. I do love the short witty ones - thanks!


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