Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Young Fellow

I chose a French form this time - seemed right for the former Marquise de la Falaise.

Glamorous, yet plain,
the perfect combination
to describe the red carnation
she often would obtain;
her talent ruled the stars' domain,
her face a celebration -
glamorous, yet plain,
the perfect combination.

Strength, determination
even through her fear and pain;
as Queen of Silents, she will reign
in endless celebration.
Glamorous, yet plain,
the perfect combination.



Gloria Swanson

3 comments:

Lolita said...

Mm, right on the spot as usual! You're good, girl. Swanson is one of my absolute favourite women of all time.

Matthew Coniam said...

I agree - the perfect summation and a totally successful marriage of content and form.

Avalon76 said...

Thank you so very much - I am so happy you both like it!