Monday, September 21, 2009

55 ways to save 3 eggs...

55ways2saveeggs

1. hold them in your hands. 2. put them in your mouth. 3. put them in your nose. 4. put them in your ears. 5. put them in the pocket of your blue checkered apron. 6. put them inside your white blouse. 7. let them rest in the part of your hair. 8. wrap them in your red ribbon. 9. bend your head back and balance them on your eyes and mouth. 10. paint one yellow, and two light blue, and hide them in the background. 11. roll them off the table. 12. use them to replace the S's in ways, save and eggs. 13. hide them in the rolled-up right cuff of your blouse. 14. let them nestle around your neck like small pets. 15. teach them to fly so they are just out of reach. 16. paint them a light grey purple brown so they cannot be differentiated from the table. 17. spin each one very fast on its own axis until they are moving so fast they cannot be seen with eyes. 18. talk to them often so they know you are friends. 19. tap on their surfaces gently so as not to break them. 20. sing to them often so they begin to like your music. 21. throw them in the air so high that they never come down (be careful because they will break if you fail and are not able to catch them). 21. count them over and over again, even though there are only three. 22. teach them a new language, from a foreign land or make it up yourself. 23. pause often so they hang on your every word. 24. stand them end upon end, so they resemble the rattle of a snake. 25. set them clearly against the light blue background so they are mistaken for clouds. 26. teach them to make the sounds of dangerous animals so others will be afraid to come near them. 27. polish their surfaces so they can become mirrors that reflect the world. 28. put them in the mail so that they are gone for a few days and then returned to the table. 29. instead of looking to the left, look down and let your gaze rest upon them. 30. smile so they know you love them. 31. as they sleep, put your ear upon the surface of the table so you can hear their dreams. 32. cry so they will never leave you. 33. hum to them softly and often, as if you are withholding a secret. 34. dream of them often (and perhaps they too will dream of you). 35. ask them questions they cannot answer. 36. tell them you are their mother and they must do as you say. 37. cut off your hair so they may have a nest to rest in. 38. give them two a's, two e's, two g's, three s's, and one w, y, t, o and v, and ask them to make a phrase that should be familiar to them. 39. keep rearranging them so each can be in the middle at least once. 40. stand still in silence, as long as you can, to see if it will be you, or the eggs, who moves, or speaks, first. 41. touch them gently with your fingertips. 42. paint them like globes and use them as maps. 43. juggle them constantly around your head like a halo. 44. tease them often but don't make them mad. 45. tell them they are the best eggs in the world. 46. eat them for breakfast and keep them inside of you always. 47. paint their portraits (together or alone). 48. simply ask them to remain. 49. tell them to make as many words as they can with the letters that make up the phrase "55 ways to save eggs"; such as: eave, wages, stage and sway. 50. pretend they are onions and be afraid to cut them for fear of burning your eyes. 51. take them outside, climb a tree, and return them to a nest. 52. kiss them with your lipstick covered lips so that they appear to have big red mouths. 53. close your eyes and open them again to be sure they have not moved. 54. place them in a small birdcage and hope. 55. try to fit all three of them inside the can of royal baking powder that you rest your hand upon, making sure it is otherwise empty, and remembering to cut a small window so they can continue to see you always...

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3 Comments:

Blogger Neil said...

What a beautiful poem - could do with a little editing (well, mainly deleting all the bits in brackets) - but gosh, that's lovely. I particularly love the repeated 21, with "count them over and over again". Fantastic.

2:30 PM  
Blogger sroden said...

hi neil, thanks so much for the kind words, indeed i don't edit things here very much, feeling it is more like a sketchbook and the reality is i usually sit down first thing in the morning and try to pound something out simply and relatively quickly (which is not to say i don't spend time with it of course), but i do appreciate also the suggestions (even though as you can see i like brackets quite a lot :-). in all honesty, the multiple numberings of 21, were a sleep filled eye and mind mistake, but once i was done, i didn't want to delete any of them, so there are actually 56... oh well...

5:41 PM  
Blogger bloggsy said...

i thought this was hilarious. and "ingsormi" is the word i have to type to tell you this.

8:22 AM  

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