Monday, March 7, 2011

MAGPIE/ Prompt # 56

                                               photo/ willow/ magpie tales

A tasty treat, I hope. A sliver of garlic always makes it better, I think.  Another great Mag Prompt from Tess.....thanks!


A walk in the fog of dawn
might unleash a shroud of wings,
wakeful on the horizon of desire.

Searing eyes eat me before we touch,
and the toothy vampire will be happy
only when my bloody skin sticks to his.

Before he has the power to dissolve my soul
and send me straight to hell, I have something
to whisper into this demon's ear:

I've got a fat clove of garlic,
when smashed and sniffed,
will save a damsel like me!

A lei of Allium Sativum round my pale neck
may look like flowers to the impaler,
but if this old bat mistakes me
for a Vampire's Brunch,
myths and garlic
will ruin his munch.

Footnote #1:
    When Satan left the Garden, garlic arose in his left footprint and the onion in his right.  Remember to rub some Allium Sativum on chimneys and keyholes to keep the imp from coming in.

Footnote #2:
    Alliumphobia/ fear of garlic.

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Anonymous said...

Clever girl...well prepared. More importantly a very creative approach to the magpie. vb

Maggie said...

Terrific! : )

Lo said...

Did you take that gorgeous photo? It is pure art!

Your words are also wonderful.

Lyn said...

Hi versebender-
Garlic/vampires..for me, just automatic! Thanks so much for your comment...

Lyn said...

Hi thingy-
Thanks so much!!

Lyn said...

Hi Lo-
Didn't take the's part of the Magpie Prompt 56...Did find it most interesting..thanks so much!!

Other Mary said...

That was great! Love the reference to the 'old bat' :o)

steviewren said...

Haha. Love the ending!

Reflections said...

Clever take... loved it.

Lyn said...

Hi Mary-
Thank you...this was fun for me too!!

Lyn said...

Hi steviewren-
Thanks..I love to try to wind things up!

Lyn said...

Hi Reflections-
Thanks for your comment..glad you dropped by!

Friko said...

garlic and vampires go together like steam and engine.
great minds . . . .

Lolamouse said...

Thanks for the tip! You're right up there with Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

Lyn said...

Hi Friko-
Certainly agree about the great minds!! Thanks for visiting ..good fun!

Lyn said...

Hi Lolamouse-
Maybe I can get my own show...and maybe you can be my first guest!!Thanks...

gautami tripathy said...

So good!

I really like how we get so many ideas out of one photo. Everyone interpreting it differently.

viscous time

Lyn said...

Hi gautami tripathy-
Thank you..Yes, it is exciting to see where the prompt takes everyone..

Brigid O'Connor said...

Lovely, I like a bit of gothic humour.
I am off to put garlic in keyholes.

Lyn said...

Hi Brigid-
Thank you..just think of me as the helpful homemaker!

Kathe W. said...

great post! Love the ending! Thanks for your nice comments on my blog!

Lyn said...

Hi Kathe W.-
Thank you..I had lots of fun with this one!!

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

Before he has the power to dissolve my soul
and send me straight to hell, I have something
to whisper into this demon's ear:

I've got a fat clove of garlic,
when smashed and sniffed,
will save a damsel like me!

Lyn, your tale is very poetic and fancy, love the creative mind of yours.


Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
What a generous comment..thank you so much, as usual..

rel said...

I knew ol' Bram Stoker would show his teeth with this prompt, I can't think of anyone more adept at foiling his bite.

Lyn said...

Hi rel-
Thanks so much..a girl has to be prepared!!

The Blog of Bee said...

The hairs on my arms actually rose when I read the first two stanzas! Now that is powerful. Like the dark humour.

If footnote #1 is true a great many people in this country have taken taken it to heart - they are known to wear strings of garlic round their necks to ward off evil spirits when they are alarmed or disturbed by something.

Tumblewords: said...

Love it!

Lyn said...

Hi Bee's Blog-
Any time I can scare someone is a good day for me!! The footnotes are true, in my country too... I never remove my little much for evil spirits!!

Lyn said...

Hi Tumblewords-
So glad you liked this...thanks!!

Kavita said...

Aahh.. you clever girl!! Pepper spray may work on one type..and on the rest, it's GOT TO BE garlic!! Thank God for this friendly life saver (literally too)!!

Awesome one, Lyn... loved the way you wrote this one.. fun and more fun!!
Ooohh..and learnt a new word too.. "Alliumphobia"!! Nice!! :))

Lyn said...

Hi Kavita-
What a great comment...always choose garlic..a natural repellent, great additive! Who could ask for more??
I'm certainly not alliumphobic!!

Helen said...

Lyn, I love your vampire tale!

Lyn said...

Hi Helen-
Thank you..I can't help myself!!!


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