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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:

  1. 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.

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

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  3. I like the rhythm in this! :-)

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  4. Hickory dickory dock
    The Buddha never watches the clock.

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

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

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  7. 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

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  8. 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.

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

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  10. I love Mother Goose! Excellent.

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

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  12. ahhh.. what a rhyming delight it was :D

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

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

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

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  15. 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

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  16. 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! : )

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  17. Thanks, all.

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

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

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

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