s’words’

your words
smolder into sabers
pierce my naive imagination
while I tend inked sheep
you dance with spirited stallions
upon thoughts ignited by hoof spark

I will drink your sharp wine
let it dizzy my head and spin my body
then I’ll wander
inebriated through the forest
back to the safety of my paper cottage
before your perfect flames
burn down my underdone dwelling

Marilyn hands/oil

Marilyn hands/oil

MM in oil, painted, oh gosh, in 1982 during my Marilyn phase. MM to many ‘perfect’ to behold, to others ‘sadness’ by peroxide…

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34 thoughts on “s’words’

  1. “It’s not true that I had nothing on. I had the radio on.” AND “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring” AND “Dogs never bite me. Just humans” …. M. Monroe

    “Paper cottage” — oh my God, I want that for a title! Ravishing prose, bewitching art, Miss. Wish I could have written this. *d

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      • A. Miller was a U of Michigan grad, you know (big regret I didn’t go to U of M). And yes, he WAS sexy and wrote one of the best damn plays I’ve ever taught (and taught, and taught): “Death of a Salesman.” All is okay in I-land (I like that, too), although why in the hell did I make an early a.m. eye doc appt. for tomorrow? I’m toeing the line tonight, being a very good girl. πŸ™‚ No wine, so I’m whin-ing. πŸ˜‰

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      • Good for you (for drawing)! I read a lot — you know, those things that have spines and pages? πŸ™‚ I actually cracked one open and let my eyes gaze upon characters that were not backlit. Okay, I DID share a margarita when we had fish tacos this aftie, but no, no, no wine. You keep those drawing implements sharp, sister. πŸ™‚

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      • Reading!!!! Wonderful. I actually am reading 2 books in tandem – sort of – Girl on a Train – for ye old book club and Stuart Aken’s self-published book – The Methuselah Strain – it’s very sexy and quite riveting scifi…
        Are you sure you want to put margarita and fish taco in the same sentence πŸ˜‰
        Hitting the sack soon…eyes out
        am
        good luck at the doc

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  2. I remember the night Marilyn died…we were driving from Central California to Seattle for the World’s Fair, and “I Wanna’ Hold Your Hand” had just debuted on the car radio when the news came on. It was so very shocking and sad. Your portrait is brilliant. And what can I say about “sparks ignited by hoof-strike”? Amazing, AnnMarie! – Fawn

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  3. Hey, I want a play-by-play on this poem. I want to know how in the hell you’re writing sophisticated verse when you “claim” not to know what you’re doing. πŸ˜‰ I am sincerely envious, chicka! I’m teasing here (but only a little). Eyes checked out a-okay, thank God. 😎

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    • I’m not supposed to be WPing now – strict return to am and pm only. But I’ll go one more comment for my special I-land friend πŸ˜‰
      You know I was so unsure about this piece, as I am of almost all the rest. It’s funny, the few I’ve actually liked don’t seem to have as broad an appeal as the ones I’m so unsure about. What the heck does that say about me!
      Glad the eyeballs are well – you do not want to be unsure about those for goodness sake!
      I’ve been trying to play catch up with, Girl on the Train, book club next week…
      argh….
      back to drawing something, anything, not sure what the pencil is going to spit πŸ˜‰
      am:)
      hope Chuck is doing well

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  4. “back to the safety of my paper cottage
    before your perfect flames burn down my underdone dwelling”
    She was in the wrong time….and lived in a “paper cottage” like the unfortunate little pigs whose house was huffed and puffed at and blown down. . Someone once said that Madonna is the re-embodied Marilyn Monroe with headsmarts and a business sense attached to the enticing body…..which may be true since she’s still with us in her fifties, and showing that talent and sexual appeal can endure together in a push and shove kind of world.
    For me, I still prefer Perry Como, Julius La Rosa, and Carole King! πŸ™‚
    lillian

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    • MM was not meant to survive – she was ‘almost’ a lamb among wolves…I followed Madonna in my teens. But to me, she lacked the deep sensual appeal MM had. And, Madonna is a bit overboard cocky for my liking. I like self-assured people, but she’s a tad too showboaty…
      I’m with you on singing choices…
      am:)

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