Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mag 74




50 comments:

  1. Posting a little early this week. Gotta keep you guys on your toes!

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  2. This came to me in a flash of a bad memory. Ex-hubby bought me the ugliest first year anniversary gift on the advice of his dad. Yeah, a very bad omen of things that were to come. : )

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  3. Early is good, but I can't do the on-my-toes thing any more.

    —Kay, Alberta, Canada

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  4. I posted something about avoidance and thought it would go nicely with the mask, which is gorgeous by the way.

    Rene

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  5. Thanks, Rene. I collect African masks and this is one I have on my wall. I thought it might make a good Magpie prompt.

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  6. Love when I catch 'em early on... gives the brain a chance to search for the 'truth'.

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  7. I had to muse for quite a while over this one.

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  8. Ah, the mask, the eternal mirror to the truth. Forget Christmas in July when it is a time much better suited for Halloween and Mardi Gras!

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  9. oy- a mask? well too late for me- already posted....great image!

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  10. A mask, a smiling but frightening one conjures evil in most instances.

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  11. Here after a long time, hope to read some wonderful verses.

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  12. I love the mask - this one bounced around for a while before it formed.

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  13. I hope never to meet one on a dark night! LOL

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  14. I never know where my muse will take me...

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  15. Love the mask - thanks for a good prompt.

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  16. Yes, I noticed the early posting and thought how it would be nice to try for somewhere in the top 10. However, this was not to be even though I was here at 10 to 9:00 am. I am going to have to keep on higher toes for next week! So I'm 22 place..oh well! (I find those early birds get the worms as well as many fine comments!)

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  17. haven't written in over a month, but this morning a small spark of inspiration...

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  18. People find these masks creepy - I happen to love them. Great deterrents at times..!!

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  19. Each week - a new inspiration plus education!!! The School of Tess.

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  20. Love it. Gave me a twofer.

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  21. Sorry Tess, mine has turned into a sort story rather than a vignette or a poem.

    These things just grow.

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  22. At first I thought it was another shell, then I realized it was a mask....and the poem began to write itself...

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  23. I had a visceral "oh no" when I saw it-- it's such a scary world already, lol-- but I gave it a shot. xxxxj

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  24. Early or late...bring 'em on!!

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  25. My wife and I collect masks from Africa, India, and the stunning masks of the Pacific Northwest Haida peoples... love their majesty and their mystery -- nice prompt...

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  26. Very interesting, Ms. Kincaid. My response will go up at midnight tonight. Appropriate, I think.

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  27. This was fun; touches on many things that fascinate me. Hope the effort is worthy of the prompt. Thank you, Tess!

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  28. Nice mask. It inspired me to write this piece
    http://luciferhouseinc.blogspot.com/2011/07/mask-of-life.html

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  29. Good one this. Lots of possiblities. I have had a shot at one of them.

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  30. Linky 21 and I are duelling. It's Limericks At Dawn. It's the prompt what started it!

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  31. I had difficulty with this particular prompt but I have become addicted to the concept of coming up with at least a poem a week. So this week I picked my own image - a painting I did - and wrote a poem to go with it.

    Poetic license?

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  32. thanks again for the wonderful week again

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  33. Love the whole mask thing! Just a quickie, but the first I've written in awhile. Thanks for priming the pump :o)

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  34. Loved the image, masks are something I have written about repeatedly, but this is first effort to do a poem about such!

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  35. Beautiful piece of art, Tess...
    It just pops up so many thoughts in one's mind...

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  36. Tess,

    This response to the African mask has an unusual provenance -- came to me unusually.

    TFool

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  37. I hate sequels, but....aye.

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  38. Some odd thoughts, this created, and no mistake...

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  39. Thank you for another entertaining prompt.

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  40. Took me a while to get my head around this one, strangely enough... Thank you for the prompt and the opportunity!

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  41. I'd just like to comment that I've been doing Magpie for a while and really enjoyed it until "Lucy Westenra" http://luciewestenra.blogspot.com/ left a really rude comment on my blog. This is supposed to be a supportive community of writers, not tearing people down criticizing things like what font and whether or not they capitalize. I'm disgusted at her behavior and thought you should know.

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  42. What cccchampagne said goes for me too.

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  43. Late again but 'In Africa' is up.

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