Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Lady Vanishes!



The strange, the macabre, the off-beat
Have a way of catching my eye.
Sometimes my reaction
Makes me wonder why.
I found this illustration
While simply poodling around,
And I was instantly alerted
To the oddity I'd found.
There's the sense of a wild wind blowing.....
Take a look at the flowing hair!
There's a sense of absolute horror.....
Take a look at the startled stare!
There's a sense of distance and loneliness
And a green that is almost grey,
But the horror that engulfs her
Is the horror of BLOWING AWAY!
We see her as she disintegrates!
We see her when she's half-gone.
And we know the wind will take her 
Entirely and she'll be gone!
I didn't save the name of the artist;
If it's you please let me know;
A picture that makes one have goose-bumps
Should have your name below.

(In response to one of Mad Kane's first lines.)

A fellow was terribly late
When he took his new girl on a date.
He arrived at eleven
When he promised 'Seven'!
I don't need to tell you his fate!
Last weekend had more than one excitement! On Saturday we staged our 2012 play and on Sunday I was asked to give a ten-minute speech at the start of Seniors' Week. The venue was the local Community Art Gallery, and there was entertainment and food to follow. I did my best to make old age and death quite hilarious and I think I succeeded! This was the only photo of the event, I'm afraid! The art-work is by local retirees. (I can't think what the Laughing Cavalier is doing there! I don't think it's the original!)

 Was it specs on or off? I can't remember.
 There was a performance by a local Seniors Choir and I was very taken with the conductor's slender figure! Very envious, too. Needless to say, she wasn't 'senior'!
I also loved a mural of our local area.


Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Fun post, as always!

Kat said...

LATE DATE: the difference between a man and a woman in a 'date'.

Had it been the other way, the man would've waited even with grass growing under his feet..!!! :-))))