June 18, 2010

A Slice Of All Right




Bitsy little Opinel, my implement of faith
you accompany me around the house, it's every single place.

Bitsy little Opinel, in your home of solid wood.
You've helped me scrape off fishy scales when I'm preparing food.

Bitsy little Opinel,  you helped me turn a screw -
when a driver wasn't handy, I relied on little you!

Bitsy little Opinel,  you cut that carpet fine.....
which tucked along the skirting edge in adequate design.

 Bitsy little opinel, you're ready at the hilt -
you nip off garden buds and things that either stick or wilt.

Bitsy little Opinel, your blade is ready fast.
You cut the twine with steady ease -  man's strength you did surpass!

Bitsy little Opinel,  what a nifty blade you've got.
You sliced the bag, I sowed the seeds -  in terracotta pots!

Bitsy little Opinel, what about those leather shoes?
You quickly pierced a new hole, now the straps no longer loose!

Bitsy Little Opinel, oh how you master slits -
and sharpen wood and leave behind cute curly shaven bits!

Bitsy Little Opinel- my saviour of the view -
who doth need a handyman when I've got little you?

Bitsy little Opinel - in your wooden home of beech
I'll treasure you forever more...Dieu vous bénisse.

Bitsy little Opinel - I could big you up all day -
but blades have to recuperate once grime is wiped away.

Oh, Bitsy little Opinel - whom I love through and through......
there'll never be an Opinel of  ever losing you!

Written from this week's prompt at Willows......magpietales.blogspot.com

18 comments:

00dozo said...

Very versitile, this Opinel fella. Clever Magpie!

Sam Liu said...

It's so wonderful how we can become attached to a particular object, not for its price or appearance or anything of that sort, but merely because we've had it for so long or used it for so many things. You've really captured that novel sentiment in this marvellous poem, and I loved the anaphora. A great Magpie Tale! :D

soundoffreedom said...

that little knife sure has a wide variety of uses..this was such a pleasure to read nice magpie!

Kelstahz said...

I like how you implemented a bit about where the knife was made :)

christine said...

A very clever poem and that last bit 'not a opinel' had me chuckling.
A very useful knife!
Christine

Stafford Ray said...

Oh lena, if there was anyone in blogland I know who would think of the same punny bit it was you! Frankly, I don't think many got it! But I said to IXL after reading a few comments that if there was anyone who would it would be you! So now it's a race to see who gets their Magpie up first! LoL Stafford.

Brian Miller said...

very cool. my FIL gave me a knife shortly after i started dating his daughter...said no man should be without one...it always comes in handy. nice magpie...

Lyn said...

Got to get me one of those..so that's what's been missing in my life!! Super magpie!

kathew said...

darling piece- we do love our homey and handy tools!

willow said...

Charming ode to the handy-dandy Opinel!

Tumblewords: said...

The amazing Opinel - what a clever take on the prompt!

Carrie Burtt said...

Very quaint, love the rhyme.
Lovely Magpie. :-)

Kimmie said...

sounds like the ideal mate :)

cosmoscami said...

Nice magpie

Aoife.Troxel said...

Great ode to the opinel, I don't know if any others have an opinel of topping it!

Helen said...

Such a clever and unique Magpie you have given us ... I loved it!

Selma said...

Very, very clever. I really want one now. Talk about multi-functional!

Patience said...

Awesome! I love the title of your poem too; somethings you use day in and day out and become so attached to, that life just isn't the same without them (books, my favorite frying pan and my old hat). Great Magpie!