Thursday, August 10, 2017

An array of classics

                                                                                                Artist: Leonardo da Vinci
Image: The Head of Leda (c. 1505 - 1507) (here)

12 given words from "Brown Penny" by W B Yeats:
young brown stars loops, hair thinking
shadows, wise begin enough crooked penny

A glimpse into history
An array of classics
Of a likely young beauty
Round brown eyes frolic

Like current stars of fame
Loops in the hair
Entangled hearts gain
In picking out a dare

Thinking of shadows of success
Wisely to begin early in life
Enough to give access
To crooked agents who thrive

On those unsuspecting lasses
Handing out pennies around
Rather than what they are worth
Measured in diamonds

MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #124
Grace's at d'Verse's OLN # 201

17 comments:

  1. Thrive the vultures sure do, as they hook on to such fame, use them up, and then move on.

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  2. Vulnerable in their innocence.
    Ironically, Leonardo drew someone who looks like Princess Leia.

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  3. I was thinking she looked like Danyeras in GOT. Excellent poem and very true.

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  4. "Shadows of success". Nice. I've always loved this sketch.

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  5. The current so called stars are not even talented as the ones in the bygone years ~ Its all marketing, even if one has little talents ~

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  6. A well written glimpse into a beauty of history. But was it a "penny" then?

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  7. Strange what comes to the fore and what lies back--waiting to be found--wise words Hank!

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  8. I feel for those 'unsuspecting lasses', Hank. Nicely done.

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  9. Love this! Brilliant write, Hank!

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  10. I liked the comparison between pennies offered and a diamond's worth at the end.

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  11. Well done, Hank! I, too, like the comparison between the pennies offered rather than their diamond's worth.

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  12. You do this kind of challenge so well, every time. Kudos to you!

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  13. Pennies for diamonds - sad but true. Really well done.

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  14. Thinking of shadows of success
    Wisely to begin early in life
    Enough to give access
    To crooked agents who thrive

    On those unsuspecting lasses

    Nothing more to add to that. Brilliant!

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  15. Your words capture the image so well. I especially liked the last stanza.

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