Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Nape





There's the beauty of the roses,
The charm of the silken gown,
The hidden glory of the face
As the lady is glancing down.
But the reason for this painting,
Which I cannot escape,
Is the utter charm and perfection 
Of a lovely woman's nape.
Now wouldn't you think a wordsmith
Would conjur up a word
More suited to this attribute!
'Nape' is almost absurd!
It should be described in lilting terms
That flow right off the tongue;
A word like 'serendipity'
That, when spoken, sounds as sung.
'The nape!' How coldly clinical!
Almost like a medical text!
Please come-up with something beautiful1
I'm  feeling rather vexed!




How I love the style and grace
Of this house feature......Paddington Lace!
It's an old Victorian decoration
Still revered throughout the nation.
San Francisco has the same
Though there it must have a different name.
'Paddington's' part of Sydney City.
But wherever it's found, it's very pretty.


LV said...

Perfect words for your great shots.

The Artful Diva said...

Did you write this poem? It is perfect for that picture! Happy PS!

Marianne C. said...

Lovely poem - perfect match for the lovely painting.

Marianne said...

The poem is so complimentary to the picture, thanks for sharing!I hope you can join Design Gives Back blog party the week of August 12th-18th for a story to warm your heart!HPS!-Sher