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The Oyster and the Pig

June 14, 2011
By IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven


Ta dida da,
Said the oyster to the pig.
Ta dida da,
You're getting, ahhh... To be precise,
You're getting quite big.
Ta dida da,
The oyster was told by the pig,
I'll fetch a handsome price.
Think I ought to wear a wig,
Or would that be like gambling with a pair of weighted dice?
Ta dida da,
Yo dida dae,
That's what I saw,
The oyster to the pig say.


The author's comments:
2nd Ta Dida Da ditty-poem, if you would like to know the full story, please check out 'ta dida da of a time long past'.
This one is funny :)Plain old nonsense.

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on Mar. 23 2012 at 10:33 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

Absotively, posilutely.

on Mar. 23 2012 at 10:22 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

I second Aicha's invitation!

on Mar. 23 2012 at 10:19 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Thank you, it reminds me very much of Alice in Wonderland :)

leafy said...
on Oct. 19 2011 at 9:13 am
leafy, City, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Gil: I would like you to read my novel and get your opinion. 
Ernest Hemingway: I hate it. 
Gil: You haven't even read it yet. 
Ernest Hemingway: If it's bad, I'll hate it. If it's good, then I'll be envious and hate it even more. You don't want the opinion of another writer. 

Very nice :) the main thing about nonsense poems that I look for is the flow, because that's the main thing about it since the content is wacky ^_^ anyway, your flow was excellent and have no problems with this. It's whimsical, I like that :)

on Sep. 30 2011 at 4:04 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Thank you kindly, DaughterofEvil :) 

I rather thought so too, it reminds me of Alice in Wonderland. 


on Sep. 29 2011 at 9:43 pm
I liked this poem. Seemed something out of Lewis Carroll's playful imagination. 5/5 for wackiness!

on Sep. 5 2011 at 6:40 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

The name, I'm told, means Bird of Light.

It is also one of many names of a bird I know. Or rather, a person. Or rather, a person who is at the heart of what it means to be a bird. And when I say I know him, I only mean that I met him-- in a poem. Or rather, a story. Or rather, a story at the heart of what it means to be a poem. :)


on Sep. 5 2011 at 5:42 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Tell me about it, tell me about this new name and how you came across it. 

on Sep. 5 2011 at 4:08 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

No, I began to use the name Brann long before I had heard of the Grey King. I then began to use 'Jalen' because I have begun to feel more light tranquility than black silence.

on Sep. 5 2011 at 1:03 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Yes, is that why you changed your name?

on Sep. 4 2011 at 12:24 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

No, I haven't read it.

But I read a plot summary, and Bran sounds awfully like the Silent Raven.


on Sep. 3 2011 at 2:00 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

I was wondering if you had read it, because you were also named B ran in the book.

on Sep. 3 2011 at 1:59 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

You helped bring about the fall of a stronghold of the dark.

on Sep. 3 2011 at 12:54 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

In the Grey King, I mean, what became of me?

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Sep. 2 2011 at 7:47 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

Yo, Boosflash! Do you want to join our group? We follow each other's words and forums. Why don't you do forums? It's stargirl, raven, me and this girl Liz. Let me ask them..

on Sep. 2 2011 at 7:21 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Yup, that's exactly how I wrote it.

on Sep. 2 2011 at 7:16 pm
BrightBurningCampeador PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
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This is a fun poem. It's like you just wrote down whatever popped intto your head. I like that method.

on Aug. 31 2011 at 5:50 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

That must have been amazing, to see and experience.  (Both you taking the time to actually feel the paintings, and the art in of itself.)

Why? What do you think became of you?


on Aug. 30 2011 at 8:56 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

I had the extraordinary privelege of seeing five of her actual paintings at a folk art festival. It was a pretty crowded place, but I just sat down in front of each painting and fell inside for a series of glorious moments. I could have met her had I come a day earlier or a day later.

Is that right? Sometimes I'm not even familiar to myself. What became of me?


on Aug. 30 2011 at 5:07 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

What beautiful textures and colors! I want to touch and swallow her paintings all at once. 

I can see immediately why you like and suggest her. And it is beautiful of you to mention the second way of finding our about her.

You had a considerable amount of common sense, which I liked very much. Very often book characters are too easily pulled into deceptions and negative feelings, it was not so easy for the darkside to warp you mind and emotions beyond your control. 

You were your very own person, in a unique form. 

 



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