Tuesday, November 16, 2010



I once found a magical mango
That knew how to dance a fandango.
I said to him 'Speed
Is what I really need!
Are you going as fast as you can go?'
See my blog of 11/1/10 to learn more about this alphabetical meme.


And an old one for good measure.


See, beneath those hooded turquoise lids,
Eyes that are turquoise jewels, hard as stone.
For, even as she glitters for the world,
Behind her eyes she knows she is alone.
Analyse that smile, so moist and young,
Those brilliant teeth in that half-parted smile.
So does she practise smiling every day,
Pretending that she's quite devoid of guile?
That hair, that skin, they are not Norma Jean;
They've been a fabrication from the start.
Here is the tough-as-turquoise Marilyn,
The famous lady with the frightened heart.


Anonymous said...

Not only the limerick about the mango, but where did you get that darling picture?

My first REAL mango was picked straight off a friend's tree in Puerto Rico. There, in the blistering sun, he peeled back the skin with his pocket knife and I was soon bathed in warm juice.

Anyway, your windup was clever as all get-out! Amy

Vibhuti Bhandarkar said...

thats a brilliant post there..
Both pieces exquisite. While the mango makes me dance with laughter, Marilyn's story is oh so sad!
I never imagined her pain could be told in such a short verse so poignantly!
Absolutely wonderful writer you are!

Anonymous said...

That mango piece is super racy and cute!! And boyyyy....now that I know that they can fandango, I m off to learn some new dance steps!! :)

And that piece on Marilyn - whoa!! Tense and bold! But so very nicely put!!

Anonymous said...

The mango was fun but the Marilyn one...I posted a poem a few weeks ago on Warhol. Both he and Marilyn lived sad lives trying to be what their publics expected them to be.
Here's the link to that poem should it interest you:

Vinay Leo R. said...

LOL :D he'd have become a well mixed juice by the time he learns a tango, eh Rinkly? :D

Anonymous said...

you write the best limericks !! i love your blog posts :) they make me smile always .. i knew the next post would be sad, so i skipped it :) maybe i will return later !

Keep spreading the smiles :)

Teresa said...

Two such different poems, but they are both great.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Well done on Marilyn, you have a way with words.

Unknown said...

I love mango!! And Marilyn is beautiful!


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Annesphamily said...

Your writing is bold and beautiful! I love mangos and I think Marilyn was a sensational person, just wanting to be loved! Great post!

Unknown said...

Love ripe mangos - great M- word!

anitamombanita said...

two terrific poems this week!

~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

Fantastic poems for both mango and Marilyn!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Two limericks for the price of one stop! Love the poems and the pics...

Judie said...

Love your Mango piece, RR! And we have seen another gifted woman with a frightened heart the last few days. Good "M" post!

Jenny said...

I love the Mango one... Too cute...

Great posts for the letter "M"!

Thanks for linking.