Sunday, March 13, 2011

Magpie Tales #56 - "Steadfast Garlic" 166/365


Photo Courtesy of Tess Kincaid of Willow Manor
Steadfast Garlic


A bit of lore and legend I hold in my hand,
of which vampires and demons could not withstand.
Related to the lily and cousin to the leak,
even rumored to add vigor to sexual technique.
This modest stinking rose claims to keep poverty away;
with excellent health an added bonus.  Oh, how can I betray
such loyal, steadfast cloves?  Toss you in the dish I must,
and pray that bad breath will not my love disgust!

by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens, 3/12/11

This is for "Magpie Tales".  A new prompt comes out either Monday or Tuesday of each week, so this one almost didn't get finished in time.  It was really a challenge for me to do this one as I insisted on working with rhyming.  I also entered this in One Stop Poetry's "One Shot Wednesday".  I read in one book that the garlic is also related to the lily.  So, I thought I would throw in one more photo of my beautiful lilies.

18 comments:

texwisgirl said...

The poem made me laugh! Thanks, I needed that. Just read a post from a dear fellow blogger that lost a sweet canine this weekend. Thanks for the added lily beauty too... :)

justine said...

great poem and I so love this shot of your lillies, it is really beautiful.

Ginnie said...

It's so hard to believe these two are related...and yet, stranger things have been told, Margaret. :D The images ARE related in that they are both gorgeous.

izzy said...

I did not know it was related to the Lily !
Great job being persistent it was worth it- I did that a week or so back on a photo prompt where we needed 14 Lines. Took forever, Thanks.

Tess Kincaid said...

Charming little piece. Love this!

Friko said...

Thank you so much for being kind about Fridge Soup, Margaret.
We appreciate the honour you are doing us.

Being a joint effort and purely for pointless snippets, we don't take ourselves seriously enough to follow other blogs, comment or display awards. But we gladly accept the generous spirt in which the award is given. Thank you.

George said...

I've tried to comment several times earlier today, but the system wouldn't work for me. Hopefully, it will go through this time. In any event, I just wanted to say that garlic, leeks, and lilies provide most of what is needed for a good life, especially the garlic. Love the photo of the lily.

Margaret said...

Texwisgirl - I'm glad I was able to make you laugh. It is a fair trade as I have smiled often these past few days looking over your blog.

Justine & Ginnie - Thank you. But when the subject is so beautiful, it makes my task a lot easier!

Izzy - Yes, you are right. I almost gave up, honestly. Thank you.

Tess - Thank you. I almost gave up a number of times.

Friko - I figured as much, but I wanted to promote this belly-laughing blog! :)

George - Can't forget grapes... I do love my wine. :)

Rosie said...

How gorgeous - both the poem and the photos!

Margaret said...

Rosie - thank you, Rosie.

Brian Miller said...

oh i think garlic just adds a bit of spice to love...smiles. nice connection to the lily, did not know that...

wolfsrosebud said...

Entertaining ending...

gautami tripathy said...

Spicy poetry!

*grin*

an ordinary moment

signed...bkm said...

Love it especially the last line. My husband allows comments when I eat garlic...but I love it....nice write...blessings...bkm

Shashi said...

Dear Margret

Very interesting verse and your imagery took on a different proportions as you prepare your magic culinary...

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Kavita said...

hahaha...this is too good, Margaret!!!
As much as I love garlic, I gotta agree that those prayers are a must!! ;-)

Totally enjoyed this one!! :))

Margaret said...

Brian, guatami, bkm, shashi & Kavita - My response is a little late, but I thank you non-the-less! Garlic is well loved in this house and my research showed me it has many health benefits. :)

Steve Isaak said...

Fun read, great end-line.