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  • mistermuse 8:26 am on December 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    QUIET, PLEASE 

    Wish I’d been there
    When the unicorn posed
    For that tapestry.
    –H. F. Noyes (re French Middle Ages tapestry The Hunt Of The Unicorn)

    I have but one
    Pointed reaction:
    Both you and your name
    Would’ve been a distraction.

     

     
    • arekhill1 11:52 am on December 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Haiku vs. rhymed couplets? Nice, but not likely to replace the UFC in American affections.

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    • mistermuse 1:30 pm on December 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Ricardo, I had to google UFC to see what it stands for, and I have to agree with you. I suspect that few of my readers are into that kind of stuff, but just to be on the safe side and not let curiousity lead any of them astray, I wish to assure them that UFC stands for UNICORN FANCIER’S CLUB.

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    • Michaeline Montezinos 10:09 pm on December 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I didn’t believe in unicorns and I still don’t. I guess members of the UFC will be looking to convert me soon.

      Ricardo, I liked the poem. mistermuse says a lot with fewer words. It would have been a total hit if he had posted a picture of the unicorn. Which does not exist except in mythic fairy tales and stories.

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    • mistermuse 11:58 pm on December 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Michaeline, they can’t convert you if they can’t find you, so just lay low, and if you must go out, wear sunglasses, a wig and a mustache, and you should be safe.

      Even if unicorns (and pictures of them) existed, my ability to post pix doesn’t….at least, not without help., which is why you seldom see photos (except youtube clips) accompanying my posts. Thank the mythic gods, I’ve been given a certain talent for word pictures, or my posts would be loaded with blanks.

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    • Don Frankel 8:26 am on December 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Since he wasn’t there Muse, did he make a sound?

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    • mistermuse 9:04 am on December 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Not unless he fell, Don, and even if he did, Noyes wasn’t there to hear it….but if Noyes had been there, who knows?

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    • Michaeline Montezinos 9:37 am on December 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Mistermuse I think you do draw word pictures. I can visoalize the unicorns in my imagination. Sorry I forgot about you posting pix. However, the youtube clips are most refreshing. We seem to be sympatico in regard to our musical preferences.

      I refuse to wear a disguise since I already did that while traveling in downtown Detroit many years ago. Wearing a man’s hat, and my trenchcoat made a wig unneccesary. Funny about wearing a mustache…I could have grown my own and darkened it a little.

      I went there to first visit my Aunt and then family. At the time criminals were targeting women drivers and stealing the cars after flinging them out ot their vehicles. The infamous car jackings began. Leave it to the Motor City to be the innovators of automobile crimes!

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    • Michaeline Montezinos 9:43 am on December 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Sir Richard, I wanted to tell you that mistermuse may write some good poetry but you are one of my favorite authors. I read yourpostingswhenever I am able since I know I will most likely have a good chuckle or two. I have also come out with some loud laughter. My husband then notices me and askes what is so hilarious. ūüôā

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  • mistermuse 6:31 am on October 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: boys, children's books, , , , library, , , unicorns   

    GOOD OLD BOY 

    My kids haven’t been kids for many a decade. I, on the other hand,¬†have almost decayed, but am¬†still a kid. The old saying¬†must be¬†true that you can’t take the boy out of the man….at least, I think it’s an old saying. My memory isn’t as good as it used to was.

    Anyway, what prompted the foregoing musing was a Children’s Books catalog I¬†got in the mail the other day. Why the sender thought¬†a V.A.P. (Very Ancient Person)¬†might be a potential buyer of young children’s books, I can’t¬†say — but upon perusing the catalog’s¬†oft-amusing titles, I must admit¬†I’m tempted. What young-at-heart reader wouldn’t be thrilled¬†at the thought of¬†receiving¬†any of these books (words in italics quoted from book description):

    ME HUNGRY! by Jeremy Tankard (sounds like he might be thirsty, too) — Book begins with a cave boy saying, “Me hungry!” Ignored by his family (“Me busy!”), he suddenly is inspired to hunt. But rabbit hides, and porcupine is too sharp, and tiger is too mean.
    And you think you’ve got trouble.

    DUCK IN THE TRUCK by Jez Alborough — While driving home, Duck gets his truck stuck in the muck.
    Does duck have the pluck to buck such yuck? Or is duck schmuck-out-of-luck?

    I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS by Michael Morpurgo — Eight-year old Tomas Porec hated school, hated reading, and hated stories, until the unicorn came to the library.
    Why not? According to Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell of Answers In Genesis, the absence of a unicorn (mentioned in Job 39:9-12) in the modern world “should not cause us to doubt its past existence.”¬†Tomas Porce was probably in¬†a very old library in¬†the very old days.

    SANTA RETIRES by David Biedrzycki — Things up north are going south. “Sacks are getting bigger. Chimneys are getting smaller. And you never know what the weather will throw at you.” So Santa announces that he means to retire.
    Say it isn’t so, Santa! Will Santa go the way of the unicorn? Come back, Santa!

    There are more fascinating titles such as THE GREAT FAIRY TALE DISASTER and CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS, but I’m already¬†overwrought just thinking about the books I’ve already covered and wondering how they’ll turn out. Maybe you could¬†order me one or two for Christmas. Hopefully Santa will change his mind and deliver them like a good¬†old boy.

     

     
    • arekhill1 9:15 am on October 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I’m thinking of writing a children’s book myself, “Heather has Three Mommies and an Uncle Who Never Wears Pants” about life in a big, polygamous and polyamorous family. I don’t know if I can get it done by Christmas, though.

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    • mistermuse 10:00 am on October 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I hope you can get it done by Christmas, Ricardo. If anything can convince Santa not to retire, that should do the trick.

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    • Don Frankel 8:47 am on October 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Someone could send Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs to Cave Boy and the Unicorn to the guy who’s truck got stuck.

      I like Richard the IVth’s book though. I mean someone has to write the first great novel about polyamorous love.

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    • mistermuse 10:50 am on October 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      If anyone can send Meatballs and Unicorns to those in need, surely it’s Santa. All the more reason for the old boy to stay on the job until he and Mrs. Claus start making babies and raise a successor.

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