1 Jul 2012

The Diva


The heart of the Diva with the ruby earring
would sing
long after she had left
the stage. Her audience, feeling bereft,
demanded  an encore,
but "Less is more"
was her motto; though I must mention
how much their attention
had pleased her,
filled her
secret self with  joy.


A table at the Savoy
had been booked by the young man who'd sent
the present,
with a note inviting her to dine
after the show. "Divine!"
was the word which escaped her lips.
Nothing could eclipse
her delight  as she entered his carriage,
one thought in her mind - marriage!

This may be where you all begin to sing"Do not trust him, gently maiden!" But we will assume all is well, and simply say 'Thank you' to Tess and Odilion Redon at Mag 124, where you can see how others interpreted the prompt. 
Also posted to Poetry Pantry 105

38 comments:

  1. smiles....and then ...GOTCHA! haha...

    i like her thoughts on less is more...and the spotlight def has a bit of allure...

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  2. Oh, I LOVE a happy ending :) So much nicer than hers was.

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  3. Brava! You gave rise to some smiling. Thanks.

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  4. Yes, less is more! Love your infallible meter.

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    1. And here's me, thinking only the rhyming is infallible, with meter as haphazard as the line lengths...

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  5. Really enjoyed this one!

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  6. Oh I enjoyed this read! Could see it all so clearly.

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  7. You have painted such a beautiful romance with your words, Jinksy. It is truly befitting an opera diva. Thank you for sharing this. =D

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  8. A diva indeed! A scheming one. What fun this was to read!

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  9. Interesting twist...I like it...

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  10. Unusual take on the Ophelia story. Well done.

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    1. It's not so much a take on the Ophelia story, as on the Ophelia PICTURE, in this case! I thought the addition of an earring made all the difference, once the colours became more dramatic...

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  11. And I bet that was the last thing on his mind!

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  12. Oh, I do love a great romance

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  13. Really liked the story, but it was your use of the rhymes, 'lips' and 'eclipse' then 'mention' and 'attention' among other clever language that caused me to remove my hat in respect!

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  14. Less definitley is more... in every sense! I love her happiness and confidence.

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  15. Hopefully a happy ending ~ Like your perspective ~

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  16. I like your irregular rhyming couplets - a form that's not much used these days.

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  17. They best that can be expected is marriage - the ultimate. But even if they managed half -way and remained good friends it would still be a success. Great take Jinsky!

    Hank

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  18. Another muddle-headed lady! She's heading for a fall, but in a very poetic way.

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  19. best wishes, I guess? though marriage isnt exactly a case of unilateral wishing.

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  20. Have a funny feeling his words don't rhyme with marriage..fun and so clever!

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  21. splendid twist on the image and your poem is delightful!

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  22. She certainly is one determined diva thinking of marriage upfront - my kinda girl!! Loved the interpretation this week - and fabulous pic, Jinksy!

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  23. My favorite so far.
    Love this poem.

    =)

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  24. This was great ... I was like: well, huh as I looked at the painting. And as others have said, I really love seeing how different poets take each of Tess's prompts. This is wonderful.


    My Magpie Tales is at my Crows Fete blog at: http://crowsfete.blogspot.com/2012/07/magpie-tales-124.html

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  25. i like your rendition of the artwork.

    nothing could eclipse her delight is nice


    where are the koi

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  26. Very clever! Enjoyed! Re MP3 - there is a lot of recording software that is pretty cheap. Soundcloud is one people use, and I used Haguchi (or something like that). Most needs a mic or iphone or ipad. I found the uploading difficult, but easier when I upgraded the space on my blog. Blogspot may be easier for that. I've heard Soundcloud is pretty easy, but it kept trying to direct me to facebook. k.

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  27. Love it! And you caught me! I was thinking, "Oh no! Don't go!"

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  28. Splendid! The smile behind the fan...!

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  29. I did enjoy this one, and that red earring worked some magic I think.

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  30. Excellent Jinksy - a perfect take on the The Mag.

    Anna :o]

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  31. But how did it end? , with the miscarriage of justice ?

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  32. what a great twist! ..love it...I hope she will always be happy...

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  33. LOVE your take and how you turned the image! and, yes, i was expecting something "not nice" to happen! so glad you didn't take it there!

    http://haikulovesongs.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/i-listen-to-the-silence/

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