"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.


  1. She was a beauty. She will be forever too.

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

  2. What a beauty.. and so few days left

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

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

  5. Well that's an amusing double-entendre.

  6. Anonymous8:53 PM

    nice imagination !

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

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

  9. Sweet Marilyn, I love it!

  10. Anonymous10:01 AM

    Great take on the prompt!

  11. Anonymous8:18 PM

    nicely done!

  12. Love the direction the prompt took you


  13. 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.

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


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