Saturday, 1 May 2010

Heed

HEED


–verb (used with object)

1. to give careful attention to.
–verb (used without object)
2. to give attention; have regard.
–noun
3. careful attention; notice; observation (usually with “give” or “take”).






















The Mexican monster reached from the deep, oozing, all oily and stinking of wasted riches, hungry for lives, scaring the fish and sea life away from around him. But for one courageous – but possibly only blind – medusa who, alone, dared to return the creature’s gaze, turning it into fire coral instantly, a massive yet grotesque living sculpture to greed and loss-of-profit (although, to this day, careless divers still chop some of the monster’s flesh to carve jewellery and trinkets, while angry fish yell “sabotage!”. But no one heeds them.)

What will happen when that wind farm starts leaking winds, now?


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19 comments:

martha said...

Very intriguing. What will happen? Are you finally going to give us a whole story?

She Writes said...

It is so difficult to be heard while screaming beneath the waves!

Tumblewords: said...

Clever and timely. I doubt there'll be much damage from leaking wind, but only time will tell. :)

willow said...

Interesting take. Thought provoking post, this one.

Brian Miller said...

oh what a magical magpie...it smacks of irony as well witht he recent oil spill...if only there was a medusa to stop its spread...

Brian Miller said...

fyi...your link on the magpie page goes to your post on the pocket watch...

spacedlaw said...

Thanks for the tip, Brian. I had no idea...

There is a lot of talk about the Mexican spill at work (and satellite images thereof) and how monstrous it is. The coral looks like hands reaching out... Thus a connection was made.

joanny said...

I agree with Brian Miller's comment -- a great magpie tale -- and like your tale wish we had a 'Medusa' stopping us from our foolish ways.

Joanny

Helen said...

Oh so relevant in our day and age ... a wonderful Magpie for sure.

christine said...

An up to the minute take on the world around us I think?
Clever!

Christine

Suz said...

If only there was such a Medusa
liked your take on this prompt

rel said...

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
for all time, life repeats and we too just contiue to watch.
rel

Berowne said...

Talk about up-to-the-minute topical! Excellent...

chiccoreal said...

Dear Nathalie: Someone should heed the fishes' warning! Sound the alarm bells. Love the Medusa and monster reference. Didnt know she a redhead! The Tropic of Cancer topical; topic of the day the gulf oil spillage must have some bermudian triangle wierdness going on with that evil red coral! Who really controls the deeps? What kind of force is this? Did you write this prior to the oil disaster or due to the oil disaster. It is very timely. Is this coincidence? Excellent!

"Coincidence is God's way remaining anonymous." Albert Einstein

Ronda Laveen said...

Leaking wind=gas?

Great warning to "heed."

Jennifer said...

I love this timely take on the magpie. It's what art should do - give us opportunity to look at ourselves.

Jennifer said...

I love this timely take on the magpie. It's what art should do - give us opportunity to look at ourselves.

Jingle said...

unique and beautiful!

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