Saturday, November 27, 2010
Who Decides the Winners?
I had not thought to enter this week's Magpie event until I went this morning to see the prompt and read some of the poems and there was this old "loving cup" trophy.
Why did they call them loving cups? Per Wiki a Loving cup is a shared drinking container traditionally used at weddings and banquets. It usually has two handles and is often made of silver. Loving cups are commonly used as trophies. They can be found in several European cultures one example is the Celtic quaich.
Such loving friends until that race
The trophy given
Pride of place on the shelf
The friendship the loss.
The loving cup
Left to tarnish in an attic box.
The friendship broken
Molders in a corner
Of my mind
I would have rather lost the race.