The Fifty Cent Tour

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

mona lisa xanadu



from where you stand
look me in the eye
watch my smile
twitch and lift
your heart 

you saw it,
didn't you?
you should know me
there's nothing up my sleeve
you're inventing the magic

the mistress
the pregnant virgin
the ill maiden
the lover's apprentice
the artist

just believe
what you see and
whatever you say
i amas i've always been
in your mind, for you


Rene Foran ~ March 2011
for Magpie Tales

23 comments:

  1. You're inventing the magic

    My favorite line. Really interesting and engaging piece.

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  2. Very nice Rene...oh and I really love what you've done to the place.

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  3. Nothing up your sleeve? I don't believe it!

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  4. Nice combination! I was infatuated with Xanadu (Olivia Newton John) when that movie came out. It's totally silly now, but then... I was quite smitten.

    Cheers,

    Casey

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  5. when someone says they will be whatever i want them to be i always look up their sleeves...

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  6. She does have that cipher quality, just a decimal in whatever equation you happen to be working on...nice call and a very true word.

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  7. Oooooooh, so thrilled to find your poetry blog! I see I have inspiration on my horizon! My dear buddy and blogger, Fragrant Liar sent me over. I'll look forward to visiting.

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  8. You always have something up your sleeve. And I like it.

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  9. "I'm every woman...it's all in me"
    Chaka Khan.

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  10. I love "you're inventing the magic"... she's just a regular gal (bats eyelashes).

    ~laurie

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  11. Do you believe in magic ... yours, yes!!

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  12. can't believe there's nothing up her sleeve...she's playing those cards well with her mysterious smile...you captured her beautifully

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  13. And that's what makes her special, centuries later. You've nailed it.

    Pearl

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  14. thanks everyone for stopping by and commenting. I truly appreciate it!
    Please consider submitting a poem or short story to Magpie Tales!

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  15. amazing.

    and YOU are inventing the magic.

    xx

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  16. This is so true. I have never been an artist or anything. But I have made some startling drawings and sculptures. And the fact is they had to exist inside me first. It's just like getting a fossil out of the stone without breaking it. That's making art.

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  17. Great! The fictional self that we present to others depends on which of the others we happen to be talking to.

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  18. And I'm talking to all of you when I say...thanks for coming by and chiming in :)

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  19. nice to see you over at friday poetically

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