"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


Sunday, April 07, 2013

Magpie Tales The Bath

Woman With a Towel, 1898, Edgar Degas 

Timeless form
Slipping into warm oblivion
Days end bliss
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Thanks to Tess Kincaid for providing Magpie Tales
and this lovely image for our inspiration.
Go here to read other interpretations of Degas drawing:

29 comments:

Helen said...

'I think' I recall the years I had timeless form....

Charleen said...

The perfect way to end the day!

Sandee said...

Very nice and that days end bliss was much harder to do back then than it is now.

Have a terrific day. ☺

Stephen Hayes said...

A great paring of words and picture. Degas is wonderful at simplifying gesture and you've captured this with your words. Nice job.

anthonynorth said...

A perfect way to end the day.

Truedessa said...

Very nice.."timeless form"

Celia said...

One of my favorite paintings, good weather for contemplating life from the tub.

Dana said...

I live for those days!

SueAnn Lommler said...

You made it so relaxing!!!
Hugs
SueAnn

messymimi said...

Showers have nothing on it.

Leovi said...

That rich haiku with good ending ...!

izzy said...

Warm oblivion sounds great to me!

Helena said...

I'm reaching for the Radox right now....!

Berowne said...

Sharp and appealing...

Yvonne Osborne said...

Oh, how I wish I had a big ol bathtub to luxuriate in! Days end bliss, indeed.

Jinksy said...

Warm oblivion?

Sleep, under a cosy duvet!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Slipping into warm oblivion...I love that.

Heidi said...

I like the use of rhyme with form and warm. I think it emphasized the warmth of the bath. Really nice writing.

gautami tripathy said...

I am truly amazed how that painting has taken us venturing into new paths...

paint me in many hues, not just black

Tess Kincaid said...

Ah yes...warm oblivion...

patteran said...

Neat and sweet!

Brian Miller said...

mmm that is a nice bit of bliss...
lovely short...

~T~ said...

That sounds like a really good idea...

Managua Gunn said...

Very soothing haiku style..

mindlovemisery said...

Sounds wonderful!

Sue said...

Aaaaah.

=)

PS. I used t have fine form... ;)

Katherine said...

It's raining and cold and this sounds enticingly good right now!

Katherine said...

Succinctly beautiful!

Theresa Milstein said...

Short and lovely.