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Pic and a Word #281: Piddle paddle

I wish to celebrate my first fully vaccinated day with an Olympic boat poem and a photo from Lake Cerknica in Slovenia for Patrick’s Pic and a Word challenge.

Two boats from Slovenia in Tokyo

piddle paddle
piddle paddle
one canoe wins
one man is golden
the trainer jumps in

piddle paddle
piddle paddle
one kayak capsizes
just before the finish line
two girls get mouthfuls of water
instead of the medal

life is not just
neither fair
and yet the only thing you need
is step into the right boat

In response to Patrick Jennings’ Pic and a Word Challenge #281: Paddle

This day in my blogging history


Published by Manja Maksimovič

A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

30 thoughts on “Pic and a Word #281: Piddle paddle

    1. 😀 Maybe. But I hope it was intentional as it is, since I got a chuckle out of it. I have just learned of an abandoned three-level garage full of art that I need to see urgently! It’s right here, in Ljubljana, where I am now. One more week to find it.

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      1. Thank you for this, I’ll watch it with much interest. I found the garage – actually an unrealised mall – and it’s huge. I didn’t find the way to move further down a level or two and I’m sure it’s there were the real jewels hide. On the ground floor I found a few good ones and some amusing ones, but all seem pretty old. All in all, a fun experience but I’d need more time (and an insider to take me around).

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    1. Thank you, Curt. 🙂 Those two girls said they had never done it before the Olympic Games either. 😀 I suppose they needed the global audience. This waterfall can be much grander than in this photo. It was in the summer.


      1. Laughing. They had more courage than I do.
        Same is true around here. Oregon is full of waterfalls. Ask Crystal. They roar in the spring but can become quite skimpy by late summer, especially given the drought we have been experiencing. –Curt

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