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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Elephant Opera Company


Always loud - coming or going -

we could not get rid of them fast enough.

Neither fashionable nor punctual

- unwieldy, spectacular, lumbering -

they ate up all the adornments

that kept us safely disguised

and then would not leave until

the fat lady sang.

 


18 comments:

  1. What a perfect ending. (I just saw the fat lady in Stacie's entry too. Great minds...)

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    1. Thank you, Marcy! Pleased you think so.

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  2. Nicely done Kymm. I really enjoyed this one particularly the bit about eating our disguises. So true!

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    1. So happy to hear that. Thank you, Thom!

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  3. At the risk of duplicating the comment I tried to post a moment ago, I must say I love this. So brilliant, title to finish.

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    1. No duplication (tho I admit I might not have minded!). Thanks for the love, Jennifer, you are very kind!

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  4. "they ate up all the adornments" --what a great line. Very nice!

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    1. So glad you liked it. To me, that's what elephants end up doing if you don't shoo them off. Pluck away at your mask.
      Thank you, Jen!

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  5. bravissimo! I have to agree with Jen- I love the adornments line. And the way you employed the prompt into your piece was brilliant. I was wondering how anyone was going to tackle this week's question!

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    1. Oh, thanks for the love, Renada! Yeah, I was stumped for a while on how to approach it. Poetry helps : )

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  6. Your opening lines set up such a picture. I think I'd like to see this opera company - sometimes we need to come out from behind our adornments.

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    1. Ah, glad they hooked you. Thank you, Sarah Ann! No, I do not believe you would like to see this opera company.
      Leaving the adornments behind, that's exactly how to avoid the stampede... lol

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  7. I'm going to repeat what many others have said but I, too, very much liked the title and the adornments line...and of course, the fat lady singing. Wonderful!

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    1. Oh, I do not mind the repetition. Thank you so much, SL!

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  8. That would be an interesting opera!

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    1. Hehe What I have in mind is very operatic, Tina!

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