Rorschach Test - The Home Edition

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Rorschach Test - The Home Edition

Post by Joao » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:29 pm

Begonia by the window?
Hooded lizards.
Coatstand?
Cloaked intruder.
Bathroom mirror?
Nightly lair.
Clothes on the bedroom floor?
Bitten apple.

Laundry folded on the sofa?
TV nights.
Paperbacks?
Summer in the Algarve.
Mobile phone?
Locked drawer.
Broken drawer?
Bitten apple.
Pictures on the fridge?
Tearing.
Dining plates?
Breaking.
Kitchen knife?
Bitten apple.
Bitten apple?
Poisoned apple.
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Re: Rorschach Test - The Home Edition

Post by David » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:46 pm

I like this. I'll read it again. Is there more than one Algarve?

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Re: Rorschach Test - The Home Edition

Post by camus » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:43 am

A list poem. I like list poems.

Although:
1. Does this poem do any justice to its original source?
2. Does it take it to another level of thinking?
3. And should it?

My answers would be:

1. No
2. No
3. Yes

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Re: Rorschach Test - The Home Edition

Post by Luce » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:38 pm

I know that repeating "Bitten apple" is my clue but I can't get the connection between the items. I just have two guesses on this:

1. The list reflects a broken relationship (tearing, dinner plates breaking) or
2. this is Snow White taking a Rorschach test :D (bitten apple/poisoned apple).

I know it is probably not #2 but "that's my story and I'm sticking to it". In a way, your poem made me take a Rorschach test too.

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Re: Rorschach Test - The Home Edition

Post by Joao » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:29 pm

Thanks, David, glad you like it (and well spotted: only one Algarve. I've corrected it).

Thanks for reading it camus. You're probably right.

Thanks, Luce. You're on the right track with '1'.

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Re: Rorschach Test - The Home Edition

Post by Joao » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:52 am

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Re: Rorschach Test - The Home Edition

Post by JJWilliamson » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:27 am

I think it's very clever and entertaining. The details are delightfully introduced, reminding me of the TV advert
where the couple meet, fall in love, marry, have kids, fall out of love, separate and then divorce. Nicely condensed.

At first I thought the closing apples referred to the forbidden fruit, an affair, but poison threw me off the scent.

Enjoyed

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Re: Rorschach Test - The Home Edition

Post by Joao » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:46 pm

Thanks, JJ. You were spot on: the bitten apple was an affair. The betrayed spouse murders the other (with a kitchen knife). Thanks for your comments.

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