Monday, December 26, 2011

Broken Norma Jean


Her smile brilliant as the diamonds
that wound in serpentine sparkle
around her beautiful neck.
Hidden beneath glitter
named Marilyn was
the sadness of
a broken
Norma
Jean.


©Susie Clevenger 2011
Magpie Tales: Mag 97

28 comments:

JaLpArI - tHe MeRmAiD said...

When I had seen this pic, I had so wanted to write something that included the string of jewels.... :) as is expected, i cudnt come up wid anything....:p

i love this piece... especially coz it's not just a vague description of happiness or sadness... it's a real tribute to Marilyn....

wat form of poetry is this? i mean the decreasing number of syllables....

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you JaLpAri..the poem form is called Nonnet

Ben Ditty said...

I'm feeling a twinge bit like Norma tonight. Sigh.

anthonynorth said...

Very true words.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Ah...she *was* broken, wasn't she....?


Excellent write.....so beautiful in form.......

:)

Templeton's fury said...

love this.

Janet said...

I've never heard of a Nonnet, it is such an alluring form befitting the subject. Well done!

Evalinn said...

That´s sad! Well written.

Laurie Kolp said...

I love this, Susie.

R. Burnett Baker said...

I love the sinister image "serpentine sparkle" suggests as a metaphor of self destruction. "...glitter named Marilyn..." perfectly punctuates the image I see through your words.

Rick

Susie Clevenger said...

Ben, I have had moments this year where I have felt like Norma Jean also.

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Anthony

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Mimi..it is a form I just recently learned to write in.

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Templeton

Susie Clevenger said...

@Janet..thank you. I only learned the form last month. @Evalinn Thank you @Thank you Laurie

Susie Clevenger said...

Rick, thank you. When I saw the photo prompt I immediately thought temptation wrapping itself around Marilyn until it destroyed her.

Helen said...

Content and form ---- very nice.

Susie Clevenger said...

Helen, thank you

zongrik said...

great nonet

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Zongrik

Nicholas V. said...

BEautiful and wistful nonnet, does justice to her troubled existence...

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Nicholas

Tumblewords: said...

The form fits perfectly for her life, her death. Excellent.

Carrie Burtt said...

So very true and beautifully spoken Susie! :-)

Belva Rae Staples said...

Nice write and a fitting tribute.

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Tumblewords...I just learned the Nonnet form last month...

Ms. Geek Goddess said...

Love this! Very nice! :)

Susie Clevenger said...

@Carrie @Belva Rae @Ms Goddess....thank you so much