"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, June 21, 2015

Magpie Tales #275 Tick Tock...Time is Fleeting

Photo by Bert Stern
Back in the days when smoking was cool
Marilyn and Bert sat by a beautiful pool
They puffed and spouted
Making "O"s she shouted
I picked up this trick in high school!
Last Sitting with Marilyn
photo by Bert Stern
Bert Stern's best known work is arguably
The Last Sitting , a collection of 2,500 photographs taken for Vogue of Marilyn Monroe over a three-day period, six weeks before her death.


Sandee said...

She was a beauty. She will be forever too.

Have a fabulous day. Happy Fathers day to Russell. Scritches to Miss Lucy. ♥♥♥

brudberg said...

What a beauty.. and so few days left

Stephen Hayes said...

So interesting that there was a time when smoking was considered cool. Unfortunately, too many kids still think it's cool.

messymimi said...

Back when smoking was cool -- thinking you would be forever young.

Maria said...

Well that's an amusing double-entendre.

Sandra said...

nice imagination !

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Interesting - it looks like Marilyn has tan lines - in the shape of a tank style top.

Kutamun said...

She must have been so relieved to take the wig off !

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Sweet Marilyn, I love it!

consciouscacophony said...

Great take on the prompt!

rhymeswithbug said...

nicely done!

DEE DEE said...

Love the direction the prompt took you


Kathe W. said...

once again blogger and my lap top conspired to delete a comment-
Here it is from my email:

Theresa Milstein has left a new comment on your post "Magpie Tales #275 Tick Tock...Time is Fleeting":
I didn't know that about Ben Stern.
Your poem is such a contrast to the sophisticate Liz always portrayed.

Helena said...

hee hee hee.......high school was ( and even now ) the starting point for other things, too!!

Tess Kincaid said...