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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

YELL SOUNDS, SHETLAND


Another test of our flimsy cerebral hemispheres for Tess's weekly prompts for Magpie Tails.  This one MAG233 shows a lonely ship steaming out to sea.  What will this conjure, I wonder.  Will let you know when I start writing.



Yell Sounds, Shetland, 2014, by R.A.D. Stainforth



Steaming Somewhere

Shetland stationed ship 'sets sail', steaming silently seaward, steering south, skipping several submerged shipwreck sites, slicing smooth settled shimmering spacious salty seas. 

Stormy sunset skies shine serenely, shadowing shady sloping sun soaked shores, somehow silhouetting spectacular segmented silver sea/sky systems.


Surrounding shores, Sweinna Stack, Sim Skerry, Sand Skerry, Samphrey show stupendous scenery, speaking surreptitious secret sagas, saluting steaming ship.

Sunbeams scatter, screaming seagulls swoop, sea salmon shoals swim, self satisfied scruffy sailors sing, shrewd skipper steers ship safely, spying shingled saturated shellfish shores.



She sells sea shells on the sea shore.
The shells she sells are sea shore shells, I'm sure.


I was 'sunk' on this one for a long time!



Why not have a go at Magpie Tales . . . . it's fun, that's why I do it.  

But you may be a poet and don't know it.


  

54 comments:

  1. i think after that i may have a hsssss in my voissse all day......smiles


    ssssssssss

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    1. Strenuous session!
      Thanks Brian . . . . . :)

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  2. Simply superb, sail on sailor!

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    1. Salutations, Shadow

      Thanks V . . . . . . :)

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    1. Sank you . . . . I mean Thank you! . . . lol
      Eddie x

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  4. Clever alliteration. This must have taken some time! Fun!

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    1. Thank you Gerry - It did not take too long. I've done alliteration before . . .and it was fun to do . . . :) Eddie :)

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  5. Smelling seasalty shores and stunning skies.....

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    1. I thought somehow this would get you all going . . . . . lol

      scintillating . . . . lol

      Cheers ~ Eddie :)

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  6. The photo is very nice! Excellent, I like it!

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    1. Yes, very nice photo!

      Sorry about the words . . . .. rofl

      Cheers ~ Eddie

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  7. Stellar skies, sticks, stones, simply super
    So saddle sally scolded some stuck soaring soiling solid s stupor?

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    1. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

      Thanks Pat . . . . . . lol

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  8. Some strength sometimes serve superb! Salty satisfied stormy scent sent, sure! :)x

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    1. Thanks Humbird . . . :)

      I think we have all caught a severe attack of alliteration . . . . we may require:

      strong sedation sending us senseless . . . . . lol . . . . :) x

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  9. (Sings) S'wonderful, S'marvelous...

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    1. Thanks Berowne:

      Didn't know you could sing !! . . . nice tune . . :)

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  10. You are soooooooo super silly sailor Eddie!

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    1. haha Thanks Carrie
      Nice to be silly sometimes.
      Had a lot of fun doing this one . . . . :)

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  11. I'm reminded of a phrase my old speech teacher made me say to help with my lisp: seventy six sailors sailed seven salty seas. It didn't help. Getting my teeth fixed cured the lisp.

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    1. . . . lol
      . . . let's hope you didn't 'lisp' too far to starboard !!!!!

      Thanks Stephen . . . :)

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  12. Sunk but not submerged! Super story Sam... er... Eddie!

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    1. lol . . . . super subterranean specialists salvaged sunk ship satisfactorily, Shirley . . . . I mean Mary !! . . . . glad you are better and back . . . :)

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  13. Dear, dear. If you had audio comments enabled, this blog would sound like a snake convention what with all the hissssssing going on !

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    1. Is that a model ship? Sixty six sentimeters, or seven inches and seven sixteenths?

      Sorry, best I could do after six ciders! *hic*

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    2. lol . . . . Smith Speaks! lol . . . . hi Keith . . . . yes that would be fun but they all seem capable like snakes of 'ASP'piring to using alliteration with:
      . . . . stupendous success shining sensationally, seemingly super sports !!!

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    3. Bye the way . . . Have you 'seen' Tony?

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    4. Bye the way . . . . Have you seen Betsy?

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    5. Ah! /. . .see you got in before my comments with a
      super strong sounding salvo of s's and c's . . . it would sound great with audio enabled. . . . lol
      The ship is not a model but the further it gets away the smaller it becomes. . . . lol

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    6. S'funny you should ask about Tony, I phoned him this morning and finally got through. He told me his laptop was stolen when he was on holiday. He left it on the backseat of his car, in full view. He said when he and Steph parked up his car was the only one on the car park and there was nobody else around, so they went for a walk along the deserted (?) beach and when they got back there it was, gone! He says he's in contact with his insurance company to try to get a replacement. . . . .well, we know what insurance companies are like don't we? Like solicitors. . . . .

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    7. Now that IS surprising!!
      "Out of sight out of mind", is what my der grandmother taught us.
      Had he put it in the boot then he would still have it and if he didn't the insurance comp[any would probably cough up.As it is I think no chance. So he will probably have to buy a new laptop. . . . . oh dear!

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  14. Good read.. U have ur way with words.

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    1. Thank you Ekta . . .and what a lovely name.
      I enjoyed doing this one a lot but ran out of s's . . . . . lol . . . ~ Eddie :)

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  15. Sufferin' Suckotash!

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. . . . lol . . . . never heard that one before . . . I think we have run out of s's . . .
      Cheer ~ Eddie :)

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    2. Sylvester the cat,always said that to Tweety Bird.....guess it is a North American thing!

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    3. Oh I see - understand it now - good expression!! . . . .:)

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  16. Ah but as an old salt you knew where you were going...cheers Ed

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  17. Well done. What a fun read. I'm going to feel like a snake for the rest of the day with all those sss's.

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    1. Thank you 'Misslady" . . . I am sure you don't look anything like a snake . . . . . lol . . . It was good fun to write . . . Cheers ~Eddie :)

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  18. Simply stunning, Eddie ... she sells seashells etc etc ...wish I could do alliteration like you! A clever write.

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    1. Thank you Mary . . . I have always loved doing this but never used s's before lol . . . . :)

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  19. This was so creative, and challenging, and you absolutely excelled :-)

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    1. Thank you Amrit . . . . . I've done it before using other letters.
      I enjoyed your poem too, as I commented ~ Eddie :)

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  20. That's the first time I have seen a sloping lake! Tell me where is and I'll bring my water skis and give it a go. I enjoy downhill skiing.

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    1. Oh. . . sorry, I didn't see the wording underneath the picture. What a shame, I don't think I could make it that far on on my (t)rusty bicycle.

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    2. Yes, maybe the photographer's gyroscope needs mending . . . good luck with the water skis . . . lol

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    3. Yes . . . it's a bit far and by the time you got there your bicycle would be a lot more rusty . . .

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  21. She sells sea shells down by the seashore...only way more so!

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    1. Thank you Tess . . . . yes I 'borrowed' that little rhyme . . . but it seems the Brit and US versions are slightly different.

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  22. Wow....astounding use of alliteration! Must have been pretty challenging.

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    1. Thank you - enjoyed trying to make to make sense . . . . . lol

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