Shadow Shot Sunday: Once Splendid


This throne that you see was once splendid,
But now it demands to be mended;
It’s covered with scum
And any bare bum
Would doubtless be highly offended.

© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Photo taken in Seattle on Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour.
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Posted on April 3, 2010, in my digital photos, my limerick, Seattle, Shadow Shot Sunday. Bookmark the permalink. 39 Comments.

  1. I love it, now this is my kinda loo…out in the open air!!!

    Thanks for the giggles this morning…you just can’t take life too serious these days…and I loved your haiku tribute to my rusty ol’ work horse.

    Have a wonderful Easter friend!!!


  2. This is a great one, I love it!!

  3. That loo is a bit too rustic in a time where tile and marble is more preferred. I like the cast iron sink, though!

  4. huh, what if i had to go realllllly bad?? love the photo!!! lots of textures, perfect lighting.

    happy Easter…

  5. Fantastic! What a fun and terrific capture! And your words are delightful! Wishing you a very Happy Easter weekend!


  6. super photo and love the limerick!

  7. Great way to begin the day~with one of your great photos and limerics! Thanks!

  8. We use to have one of those in the back garden next to the chicken-run before we went smart and had one put into the house! Thanks for visiting Mine

  9. I suppose a toilet once splendid does demand a limerick rather than a Haiku! Excellent shadow shot!

  10. Wonderful shadow shot.

  11. lol love the poem!

  12. Oh, that should surely win some kind of prize. Before I had really looked at the photo and read the first line, I was expecting something spiritural, this being Easter and all.

    I have a photo somewhere in my archives like that. I’ll have to look it up.

  13. How fun! A delightful post! Great time visiting with you!

  14. Looks the old toilet in the province of nowhere in my past life and that’s the reality.

    Awesome to see & recall.

    Happy Easter.

  15. Ooo … childhood memories of the loo out the back of the house … wonderful in a photo, but I think I’ll stick to my indoors variety for comfort. Love your limerick – very moving!

  16. I know you love olde worlde subjects! I expected some romantic whimsy! But hey! We’re talking about a toilet here! And a soiled one! Adored the limerick! Still chuckling!

  17. Great photo and great poem. I’m a new comer and I feel a bit intimidated to participate in shadow shot sunday if this is the sort of standard I have to live up to. Impressed 🙂

  18. Love it! What fun!
    I’m in the middle of a small bathroom project…the toilet was in better shape, but that floor…well, almost!
    Have a beautiful weekend!

  19. A limerick and a fantastic shadow shot. Well done!!

  20. What an interesting abandoned bathroom. I love the poem, it made me laugh out loud!

  21. Ha! That’s quite a find! I certainly wouldn’t wish to use it but I love the photo. And the poem accompanying it! Have a great Easter 🙂

  22. Rustic, fine Shadow Shot! The poem was so cute and funny…made me chuckle.
    Happy Easter to you!

  23. Great shadow shot with a story!

  24. Nice limerick, and even nicer photo! I love seeing what is still there and escape into wondering how it might have been. Sight poetry perhaps?


  25. Now that is one splendid poem for a toilet. And a nice picture too.

  26. love your poem … think I’ll pass on spending a penny right now!

  27. A limerick from MMT! I love it.
    And such interesting subject matter. 😉

    Great photo of a location I would prefer to never have to use.

  28. Great entry. Love the poem

  29. what a lovely shot, such an old fashioned loo!

  30. Interesting photo.
    The lighting and perspective kind pay a homage to the place.

  31. I missed seeing this one this morning and I’m sorry I did because I love the limerick. I would have been able to laugh all day instead of just this afternoon.

  32. A shadow of the past! Love the limerick!

  33. I didn’t realize that you do limericks as well as haiku—brilliant!

  34. Very funny! – well done.

  35. Wow! You might’ve guessed that I would love this shot because it speaks of something of long ago. Lovely, simply, lovely!

  36. Funny poem. Cool arty shot!

  37. What a shot and what a great set of words! I love it!

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