Friday, July 2, 2010

The Extra Girl

Diminutive, with eyes crepuscular --
Mere space itself would bow and acquiesce,
Comedienne, director, writer, star,
The total package, destined for success.

Mere space itself would bow and acquiesce
So that our Icarus could reach her sun.
The total package, destined for success?
It seemed that Sennett's Keystone was the one.

So that our Icarus could reach her sun
Mack offered up himself with open arms;
It seemed that Sennett's Keystone was the one,
the laughter tinged with encroaching alarms.

Mack offered up himself with open arms...
The King of Comedy could not protect her;
The laughter tinged with encroaching alarms,
Her wings destroyed by scandal's evil spectre.

The King of Comedy could not protect her --
Diminutive, with eyes crepuscular;
Her wings destroyed by scandal's evil spectre...
Comedienne, director, writer, star...




















Mabel Normand

4 comments:

Amanda said...

Love it!

Avalon76 said...

Thanks so much! I enjoyed writing this one. (Actually, I enjoy writing them all - don't tell. LOL)

Gori Chori said...

I love Pantoums. You have inspired me! I'm trying to write more poetry here in India. My blog takes up most of my time, but I find myself writing late at night.

By the way, Happy Birthday and congratulations to Silent Stanzas. Your poetry is always a delight to read.

Avalon76 said...

Thank you so much, DB! As always, a compliment from you means a great deal. Enjoy beautiful India! *hugs*