An overt message in a poem will always have me rolling my eyes. Yet, I seem to have written such a poem. My only excuse? One doesn't ignore glitter. And so, feel free to groan or roll your eyes--I won't be offended.
As I said above, one doesn't ignore glitter. When I came home from work one day last week I had silver glitter on me. I had no clue where or when it had attached itself, but it brightened my mood! Then I found a lovely Leonardo da Vinci lady and put her together with some oversized "glitter" and a small poem.
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No, I'm not groaning. I like it. And you may groan too, but we all need something for a lift, perhaps every day! I do like that you based this on a real mystery, Diane.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Linda, and may there be just enough glitter in your life!Delete
You're welcome, it's a lovely evening & I'm holding on to that, and other good things, before I watch THE speech.Delete
Ha! You must roll your eyes at my poetry A LOT! I'm not much of a subtle, meaning-hiding writer. I wouldn't mind being one. I just haven't figured out how!ReplyDelete
Love your last stanza:
"I need not know
why I sparkled,
just that I did."
One should always enjoy those moments of sparkling and not question them!
Donna, your work has the advantage of being well-written, so my eyes generally stay where they belong!Delete
LOL! "my eyes generally stay where they belong!" Too funny! Almost laughed coffee out my nose!Delete
Yes, you sparkle. Next, on ward to glow in the dark. I enjoyed this.ReplyDelete
Ooo, glowing in the dark. That would be a feat!Delete
I love the poem and the da Vinci lady. We all need some unexpected glitter in our days these days...Thanks for sharing your bit of sparkle!ReplyDelete
I love the lady, too. The contrast between the sketchiness of her hair and the rich contours of her face is most striking.Delete
You're so upbeat it's hard for me to imagine you having an uneventful, tiring day, & the wee bit of glitter shows - in my mind anyway - you can't help but sparkle, no matter the circumstances.ReplyDelete
You are much too kind, Keri!Delete
Diane, you ARE glitter. I love the conclusion in this poem, and the placement of the glitter on fine art. Brilliant! And yes, a little mystery serves a poem well... xoReplyDelete
I took a lot of liberty with Leonardo's work. Not an improvement, but just another way of looking.Delete
I love the art work you used, enhanced and gave a modern sparkle to. The poem is a delight. Not all unexpected surprises are bad, are they? :-DReplyDelete
Serendipity is always welcomed!Delete
Yes, Diane, you do sparkle. It's that fairy dust you play with after hours. I'll bet that's one of the characteristics your grandkids love best.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Michelle, but it's nice to have a little outside sparkle come one's way!Delete
This is super!
I'll try my best, Jan!Delete
Enjoyed this fun piece DianeDelete
Ah, love it. JetReplyDelete
Thanks, Janet! Have you seen any sparkly fairy folk in your neck of the woods?Delete
Sometimes we just need to sparkle outright!ReplyDelete
We need to, but are often too fearful to follow through with it. I hope you have your glow on today.Delete
Again, yes, this becomes overt but only by way of mystery, which is why the sparkled ending is beyond allowed to moving. Love it. I did struggle with your "made-up tween"--your imaginary friend? What? Took me three reads to get it!ReplyDelete
"Took me three reads to get it!" Oops! I probably tersified with that line one too many times!Delete
Maybe we have more glittery girls here in NH, than you do in MD? http://www.claires.com/us/products/neon-glitter-face-paint-set-85380
This poem sparkled for me, Diane! Everyone needs glitter in their life - especially from unknown origins. =)ReplyDelete