"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Monday, December 26, 2011

Magpie 97-

Photo by Bert Stern

Hidden fate
In your beautiful face and smile
Sadness waits

19 comments:

anthonynorth said...

Such a tragic icon. But tragedy brings out genius.

Sienna said...

I find it interesting that this image should evoke such joy with the coming New Year and all, but here we ponder, a life of Hidden fate....well done.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Poor Marilyn.
She remains quite powerful still though, eh?

Nice job!
:)

Helen said...

Sadly true ....

JJRod'z said...

true... sad but nice take...

JJRod'z

Bluebell Books said...

truth is spoken with perfect phrases.
masterful.

Laurie Kolp said...

So true and such a waste of life.

thingy said...

So sad. She seemed to have such a wonderful and fragile spirit.

Susie Clevenger said...

Such truth...it was tragic. great haiku

Nicholas V. said...

Beautiful haiku and as it turns out, so true...

Everyday Goddess said...

tight! you said it well.

Suz said...

Marilyn haiku
nice

zongrik said...

brought so many people happiness, had so much sadness inside

izzy said...

She had to be " on" so much of her time in public- what a strain to maintain it! thanks for visiting-

Tumblewords: said...

Wonderful senryu...

Carrie Burtt said...

Yes you hit the nail on the head Kathe! :-)

Ms. Geek Goddess said...

Nice! Very True! :)

Lydia said...

A beautiful haiku for Marilyn. I love how you captured the essence of her complicated life in such an uncomplicated manner. :)

Lena said...

The tragedy that was hers was sadly our loss. Nicely 'haiku'd'.

Happy New Year to you and your family, Kathe!