Monday, 9 July 2012

Magpie 125


When John Constable painted "Hay Wain",
People asked, "could you do that again?"
"No problem!" he cried.
But however he tried
The result somehow wasn't the same.




(With thanks To Tess at Magpie Tales for the picture)

22 comments:

  1. Well, this is interesting. One might wonder, could it ever be the same? And should it be?

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  2. Clever, fresh response to the prompt...

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  3. What a great take on this one!

    =)

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  4. Hi Frances, this posts reminds me of me thinking about a story idea and thinking 'Sure I can remember that and write it all down as it came in my head' - doesn't work that way.:-)

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    1. Yes. I've always thought its a bit like drawing, say, a horse. You know in your head what a horse looks like, but trying to draw it is a different matter!

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  5. I like this painting more than the original! And I love your limerick too. x

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    1. Thanks, Joanna. I agre about the original. Rather dark and dull!

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  6. I never leave your Magpie posts feeling disappointed. Great stuff.

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  7. The production was hardly worth mention
    But they paid him off, to avoid tension.
    They sent back the dray
    And the horse and the hay -
    And then waited for Thomas Hart Bention.

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  8. Tommy said, please don't mind if I borrow
    Some ideas from my buddy Pissaro.
    'Cause he sure had a way
    With a bundle of hay...
    And I'll give you the painting tomorrow.

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    1. Two brilliant limericks! But who is T H Bention??

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    2. Thomas Hart Benton (the additional "i" was for limerickian effect) is the guy who painted the magpie prompt pic!

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  9. Too many learned minds here for my feeble brain.

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