Chinese Whispers

…Murder! Miss Marple investigating….
…Murder! Miss Marple investigating….
…Sorry, I didn't quite hear….
…Sherman says he's sorry but he didn't hear….
…Surfing stories and bitter beer….
…Surfers in bars? I'd rather play cards…
…Surfers and cards and Ray's impatient…
…Surfers and sharks are playing Patience…
…Smurfs outsmarted St Ignatius…
…Worship the martyr St Ignatius…
…Slippery worms, garden geishas….
…Something about worm casts and carnations…
…Wormy carp invagination….
…Words - the heart of imagination? ...
…Murderous Harpy infestation…
…Murder! Miss Marple investigating….

by Diane Hine

Comments (4)

WE really should meet up in the near future at the poetry café, perhaps share a drink, a recital and a Chinese whisper
Excellent Diane how you have pieced these wonderful words together from the October challenge. Love it. Thank you and Christmas wishes to you x
This is a riot of misheard, thus misunderstood messages. I love how seriously people the sheer nonsense they think they have heard. And the way it returns to the original statement is a wonderful irony. Two other laughs: Monty Python's LIFE OF BRIAN, people far away from Jesus and the apostles outrageously misinterpret his message but that's the one they spread. And when the robot voice came to the name of the venerable British sleuth, she said MISSISSIPPI MARPLE (sic) .
see how nicely Diane has composed with a jerk- Murder! Miss Marple investigating…. and this whisper got a sound effect lovely