Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Cut

MAGPIE 127


Figure 8, 1952 by Franz Kline
Photograph courtesy Tess Kinkaid, Magpie Tales on Blogger


Once they were curls
Springy with bounce
A testimony to the ad
Glossy

Fast snips silver steel 
No care nor grace
What took years to grow
Gone

Black mane now lies
On cold white marble
To be casually swept away 
Discarded


Barbara M Lake ©
Trinidad WI
July 2012



44 comments:

  1. Oh no not her long beautiful tresses!
    Rel

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  2. Doesn't it always look so sad all snipped away and left lying on the floor?

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  3. Great take. Yes it does look like sheared hair upon the floor. Very good.

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  4. what took years to grow, gone in seconds....hope the new cut looks good....

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  5. The pride of the lady, now shattered. It's a sacrifice considering the time taken to grow. Big business for wig makers. Great write, Bee!

    Hank

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  6. I never saw that! Great take on the image!

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    1. After claw, all I could think of was hair! Thank you Kathe.

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  7. very original take on the image....i've just cut all my off and not sad!!xx

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    1. Thank you Kay. Me too and I just had one brief moment.........

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  8. It's amazing what you saw in this! So original..."what took years to grow"..

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    1. Than you Lyn. I saw a claw first, sticking out at the bottom left.

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  9. hair today, gone tomorrow...
    This is a unique take on the prompt. Now that I've read it, I'll always see hair in the image. Bravo!

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    1. Wow! Made an impression - many thanks!

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  10. Haha - I saw hair too, curls! Good write!

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    1. Glad it wasn't just me then! Not quite so mad as I thought...!!

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  11. That was a beautiful read. My thick hair, sadly, grows back rapidly - which is a pest in the summer!

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    1. you're kind - thank you. Put it up, put it up!

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    1. From you Tess, an amazing compliment. Thank you.

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  13. Glossy
    Gone
    Discarded
    Well done!

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    1. Thank you and thank you for stopping by.

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  14. well done indeed B......thanks for sharing this

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    1. Thank you fro taking the time to read it.

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  15. A great interpretation of Kline's picture.

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  16. Bee, your interpretation of Kline's art is poetry at its best.

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    1. You're very kind Helen but am not sure at its best! I try!

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  17. Discarded maybe, but your words are perfecto!

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    1. You too are kind Karen. Much appreciated.

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  18. Didn't see the curls - but do now! Excellent take on The Mag.

    Anna :o]

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  19. Oh, this is very unique! Claws of curls lying snipped on the salon floor. Your phrasing is so convincing and fresh. I love how you styled this. Fantastic work, Bee&#39. Thank you for sharing. =D

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  20. Linda, thank you. I like your comment and possibly unintentional play on words as in 'styled this'?

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  21. Now if I could just get rid of that dratted ''s', I'd be fine!

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  22. I never would have thought of hair. I had a friend who grew her hair right down to below her knees... wow.
    This is a lovely capture of the prompt and, thanks for visiting me :)
    Wasn't the Olympic ceremony wonderful and the torch lighting was just amazing. Great to see you have a pic of it :)

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  23. Thank you.

    Yes the ceremony was wonderful and I was blown away by the torch lighting. We dared to be different!

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  24. Who would have thought of this as hair ~ Nice one and I like your header picture ~

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