"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
 
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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.
 
 

15 comments:

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

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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...

Ha!