What happens in May

March 2, 2010
Oh how the bird doth sing in May,
as the clear water shines on,
and as new ripples arrive on the surface,
the old are claimed by the distant shore.

Fish swim up to the surface,
Causing more ripples to swim away.
The fish take a breath,
Then dive back down beneath the waves.

Seagulls fly above these waters,
Crying and squawking for fish.
They fly around once, twice,
Then glide noiselessly back to the shore.

King Arthur’s men, walking past the lake
Noticed these fish, and dropped their swords.
But, alas, the fish hath heard the noise,
And swam deeper down, too wait out the storm of men.

The army then noticed the seagulls,
Sitting quietly preening their feathers.
“Quietly, softly” whispered a man,
As he picked his sword up off the ground.

The rest did the same,
But one was clumsy.
He picked up his sword,
And dropped it in his hurry.

“Oh fie” said an exasperated man,
At the end of his nerves.
“Look what you’ve done.
Now there is no food,”

But we must now ask ourselves:
Was it really clumsiness that the young man dropped his sword?
Or was it out of kindness for the birds?
We may never know what really happened on that fine day in May.

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Artst123 said...
Jun. 12, 2010 at 9:06 am
hi, this is eric. I know jill. i don't hink that you will remember, but we have met before. anyways, I like your piece!
SwimmerChickHP replied...
Jun. 12, 2010 at 3:38 pm
Thanks! And I do remember you Eric, don't worry.
Artst123 replied...
Jun. 12, 2010 at 3:45 pm
Artst123 replied...
Jun. 12, 2010 at 3:46 pm
hey, I am making beam playing cards, want to give me some of your ideas? It is based of the card game "We Didn't PLaytest this at All"
SwimmerChickHP replied...
Jun. 12, 2010 at 4:02 pm
Hmm. What about an Alice in Wonderland card? There could be something about the Mad Hatter in there.  Or perhaps a Macbeth card? Based on my knowledge of the game, someone could have a duel with someone else if they draw that card. 
Artst123 replied...
Jun. 12, 2010 at 4:18 pm

yup, go those. they are:

you falldown the rabbit hole you get 100 points

the jabberwockie card

macbeth kills you you lose

SwimmerChickHP replied...
Jun. 12, 2010 at 4:20 pm
Those ideas sound awesome! Be sure to tell me when you've finished making the came, k?
Artst123 replied...
Jun. 12, 2010 at 4:24 pm
i am doing it right now! jill is helping, so is amanda (you might not know her either) do you have an igoogle account? then we can add you to our chat.
Artst123 replied...
Jun. 12, 2010 at 4:27 pm


this is so confusing, i am talking to three people at once!

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