A Magpie – Chained reversed Hay(na)ku – November 27, 2015

painting by Rubens Peale

There
it sat
eating our cake …

lemon flavoured frosting
with shiny
sprinkles.

Magpie,
eternal thief,
of bright trinkets

mistook our cake
for treasure
trove.

“Thanksgiving
we’ll eat
a magpie pie!”

Mother
in earnest
shouted that day.

So I fled
and hid
crying,

thinking
of blackbirds
in a pie.

© G.s.k. ‘15

 

Also linked to: B&P Shadorma & Beyond – The Hay(na)ku – November 28, 2015

31 thoughts on “A Magpie – Chained reversed Hay(na)ku – November 27, 2015

  1. Oh my goodness poor child, traumatized over possible blackbird pie. At the beginning it felt like a skip along children song and the ending surprised me when I first read.However, when I read it again, I found dark humour (I know I am horrible) like the type in some nusery rhymes.

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