Sunday, December 13, 2015

Pearl

I promised you a pearl,
but I fear my promise hollow;
I've a castle's worth of sand,
but I can't make the oyster swallow!

For Kerry's mini-challenge at Real Toads

17 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Encore!

This is up there with the likes of Lewis Carroll, in my opinion. Witty and a marvel of metrics.

Gail said...

Fantastic!

Fireblossom said...

Make the oyster some of your pecan pie, then try again!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

How do you do it? No matter, so long as you keep doing it. Loved this so much! Made me smile.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, you are the best and you do make my day, MZ! I hope you have a great new week!!

brudberg said...

Even if it only takes one grain of sand to start a pearl.. you still have to convince the oyster... :-)

blueoran said...

Lead a waterhorse to paper water, whaddayagonnado?

Sioux said...

So brief and in just a few words, so clever.

Jim said...

You make me smile, Mom Z. Very logical, but very clever to put it together.
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Sara McNulty said...

I agree with Kerry. Very Lewis Carroll = very good!

Other Mary said...

This makes me smile. Thanks!

Margaret said...

Absolutely stunning!

Debi Swim said...

Ahha, some things are beyond our control. This is witty and wise.

Outlawyer said...

Just great. k.

Bekkie Sanchez said...

Yes it's so hard to feed those oysters they're quite stubborn! Lol! Love it!

Marion said...

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL! You cracked me up, girl. Thanks for the laughter. xo

Yvonne Osborne said...

Nice. And it only takes one grain. Those oysters are meant to form pearls but we eat them too soon!