"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:

  1. Such a tragic icon. But tragedy brings out genius.

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  2. 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.

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

    Nice job!
    :)

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  4. true... sad but nice take...

    JJRod'z

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  5. truth is spoken with perfect phrases.
    masterful.

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  6. So true and such a waste of life.

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

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  8. Such truth...it was tragic. great haiku

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

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  10. tight! you said it well.

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  11. Marilyn haiku
    nice

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  12. Anonymous7:02 PM

    brought so many people happiness, had so much sadness inside

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

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

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

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

    Happy New Year to you and your family, Kathe!

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