Posts Tagged ‘horses’

Storming The Vacation Emphatica (For Shannon)

02 May


Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker


COME TO THE COUNTRY, sail upon a fetching horse, swoon and sing private lullabies with the dazzling song birds perched keenly outside your colonial window, enjoy the friendship only nature in the natural can bring...

Stare, smirk, and draw forth the nostrils. Might I say without embarrassing either you or me fair Shannon that your face in this photo is quite strikingly one of the most nuanced philosophical statements I have written today. In that 1960s Faye Dunaway mold. From one artist's eye to his mouth...

The above sentimental ditty was composed for a social media friend soon after she discovered some of my work online. We swapped several dozen messages over the next couple of months, and my poetic lapses repeated above were inspired by a particular photo of Shannon.

Her cheeky resemblance to actress Faye Dunaway was striking, well worth mentioning. Seems her brother was in a local band, and she was a creative director for the group. If mem'ry serves, I also believe she was a single mom, caring for a son, a toddler of three or four.



"Ignorance and virtue suck on the same straw. Souls grow on bones, but die beneath bankers' hours.""