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Monday, April 19, 2010

Mag 10

Magpie Tales continue with Willow confounding us with strange pictorial clues that are intended to prompt some type of creative urges from us. This is her prompt for Magpie 10.


A diller, a dollar, a ten o’clock scholar!
What makes you come so soon?
You used to come at ten o’clock,
But now you come at noon.
--Mother Goose

What kind of Zen koan is that?

And who knew Mother Goose was a Buddhist?

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22 comments:

Brian Miller said...

perhaps she was...but it put a smile on my face to read...

i seemed to be following your footsteps all around the magpie universe today, figured i would jump ahead to yours. smiles.

Catalyst said...

Yes, it seems we have been following each other, Brian. Keep smiling!

evalinn said...

I like the rhythm in this! :-)

Vicki Lane said...

Hickory dickory dock
The Buddha never watches the clock.

rel said...

or that Buddha was mother goose. ;)
I think the invention of the time piece is when things started moving faster.
rel

Ji said...

cute poem,
thank you for reminding us Mother Goose,
Happy Monday!

joanny said...

Yes you had that correct it is a Zen kind of poem -- it stopped in the moment and had my mind reeling backwards in time.... I love being reminded of a place in TIME of having fun. . .

Joanny

Anonymous said...

Hi Catalyst!

I like this - probably because I'm a kindergarten teacher. I'm not sure if Mother Goose is a Buddhist or not but she's very popular among my crowd.

Lisa said...

Ahhhhh, Mother Goose is a wise old bird. ;-)

Enchanted Oak said...

A very wise bird indeed.

Meggie said...

I love Mother Goose! Excellent.

Peter Goulding said...

Not a poem, but it raised a big smile here!

Chhaya said...

ahhh.. what a rhyming delight it was :D

i had a smile on my face, i guess smiles are very Zen-y... what say? :)

willow said...

Yes, Mother Goose was a wise old bird, wasn't she? Fun, Mr. C!

Star said...

Mother Goose, like all mothers, likes to have the last word. Thought provoking and yes, I too love Mother Goose.
Star

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

what a fun and lovely take on the theme with Mother Goose being a Buddhist ? WOW.

mine is here
this is my first magpie tale.
have you a great week.
hugs
shakira

steviewren said...

So as not to be dim-witted, I looked up the rhyme's meaning and found this companion piece:

'I see you’re coming early, lately.
You used to be behind, before,
but now you’re first, at last.'

Now to figure out the Zen connection...maybe I'm just a dullard! : )

Catalyst said...

Thanks, all.

Stevie - You have to Google "zen koan" for an answer.

Suz said...

Put a smile on my face!

Everyday Goddess said...

Good question!
Glad I met you, see you around.

Helen said...

Hello there! I think your Magpie submission was more than 'better.' I thoroughly enjoyed the playfulness.

Steve said...

Nice short read.