Sunday, February 6, 2011

Microfiction Monday: Rupert Brooke's Missing Muse

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the world's best meme, coming to you from Susan at Stony River. One of the highlights of a dangerous writer's week. Enjoy.




Rupert Brooke was pissed. "Stands the town clock near half past two? And is there honey at the zoo?" Where was his muse when he needed her?

Another British-themed one today. English poet Rupert Brooke's "The Old Vicarage, Grantchester," ends famously with "Stands the church clock at ten to three? And is there honey still for tea?" I wonder what he'd think of the new variation.

Thanks for your comments. I hope to reciprocate within the next couple of days. Have a great week.

25 comments:

  1. Well, guess it depends on whether he has a sense of humor or not! As for me, I love it! Great one for the day, Michael, as always! Enjoy your week!

    Sylvia

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  2. I vote with Sylvia...sense of humor should win every time. Nicely done!

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  3. If Brooke was a zoo bear lover he would love your µ-fiction, Michael. Good story anyway, even if he wasn't.
    ..

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  4. I love it! Good take. LOL Maybe his muse is on vacation!

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  5. Michael;

    Another great British themed MF.
    Love the humor with the added
    introduction( for me) to the poet
    Rupert Brooks.
    I think Rupert would tip his hat to your sense of humor!

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  6. What a great idea! Rupert would have loved it.

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  8. That was very cute...you made me chuckle, MICHAEL (!), especially after reading the background you included about Rupert Brooks' poem! I deleted my last comment because I wrote the wrong name...doh!

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  9. I'd never heard of him but I do like your rendition. :O)

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  10. The muse, much like myself, may have shown up at 2:30 and when no one else came, left immediately. On to the zoo!

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  11. Thanks for sharing some more Brit with us! I like your take on it! :> Have a great week!

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  12. I venture to think Rupert Brooke would love your version, Michael. He has to have had a good sense of humour ;-)

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  13. Clever take - it made me smile and that's no bad thing on a dreary Monday morning in UK.

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  14. I am sure Rupert is looking down nodding approval.

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  15. I love the fact that most of you think Rupert would have loved this! I know some writers who can't abide anyone tinkering with their precious prose/poetry.

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  16. Love that variation! Quite clever!!

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  17. LOL Well done! I love your literary reference.

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  18. A sense of humor always wins especially when the weather is so gloomy and bitterly cold.

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  19. Michael,

    I think in this case, Rupert would be pleased; mostly because you looked at this picture and his prose came to mind. Nice compliment. Of course, you should link us to his blog...

    (jk)

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