Sunday, 15 June 2014

Magpie 224

PUZZLE

"When I look in the mirror," said Fred,
"And I see my reflection, instead
Of the sight of my face
I see, in its place,
A view of the back of my head."

Said his wife, "I'm avoiding that glass,
And hope such anomalies pass.
When I  tried it, instead
Of a view of my head
I was 'faced' with a view of my a***."

(With thanks to Tess at Magpie Tales)

37 comments:

  1. Tell it like it is, girl! LOL

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  2. Why did she see her ankle?
    I see now. I saw an asterisk too many.
    I'll keep off the drink.
    By the way this is an early example of Droste.
    You have a gift for this malarkey.

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    1. Perish the thought, Adrian, that I should be pedantic or, Frances, that I should use the vehicle of your blog for such pedantry or contradiction of a fellow commenter but I don't think that is the Droste effect. The old Persil (I think it was Persil) washing powder packet had a picture of a Persil washing powder packet and it went on and on: a picture within a picture. I am always open to correction (I've got to that age) but I think that was the Droste effect.

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    2. Thank you, Adrian (I think).

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    3. GB, there should be a comma after "commenter". Please leave poor Adrian alone. He's doing his best, bless him.

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    4. Graham, you are correct. I think it was a cocoa advert though.
      Thank you Frances...I think.

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  3. Oh Frances, you are such a delight. Thanks for the laugh that just burst out of my belly and shook me with mirth. You rock!

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    1. But sadly, Magaly, silly poems are the only ones I can write. Thanks for commenting.

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  4. Haha the ending made me laugh..

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  5. As always, Frances, you have an inventive way of interpreting Magpie.

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    1. GB, every week I look at the Magpie, and try to resist as its such a waste of time. But then I just have to do it. (I known there's a missing apostrophe, so I'll save you the trouble of telling me.)

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  6. The little spats you have with Adrian and GB are almost as entertaining as your magpie poem. Keep 'em coming.

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    1. Don't blame me, Maggie. It's not my fault if those two choose to quarrel on MY blog.

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  7. You are a never-ending font of funny!

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  8. Brilliant fun smiley write Frances.
    Anna :o]

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  9. ROFL - here we were being all serious and you come out with such a gem.
    I can just see that guy in the mirror turn round and laughing his head off! No, mister, don't do it or there will be no reflection at all LOL
    Loved it to bits ~ Eddie

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    1. I love this so much you now have another follower. I see you are from Devizes - I live in Keynsham, not far away ~ Eddie

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    2. Thank you , Eddie, and welcome! This part of the world is very special, isn't it?

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  10. You almost always make me laugh! This is beyond funny!

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  11. Well done Frances, this made me chuckle.

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