Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mag 113 -- the town blushed

Greetings. How many of you are there?

Halo there!
It is I, alone.

Tell me true, have you been painting the town red?

No. The town blushed, and my clothes became flushed with color as I brushed by.

What of that handsomest of men over there, 
the one carrying the naked paper doll? 

I bow to him, indeed I do. And why? Because his face blushes, but his hands stay cool to keep the flowers he holds fresh.

What will he do with the bouquet and that pale paper doll?

He has shown the doll to the driver of the carriage so he will recognize the girl when he finds her inside the town. The horses are very strong, very swift, so it will not take long to find her near the gold statue. The driver will whisper to her to jump on board for the journey out of the village where her love awaits.

Then her love will present the flowers to her?

Yes. And he will kiss her has been long since they were parted.
And what of you, after they are gone what will you do?

I will continue taking my census of sinners.
Tell me what you will now do.

I will come to my senses and get the hell out of here!

Written for The Mag: Mag 113 that inspired with the above photo prompt 
(Red Roofs, Marc Chagall, 1954).



izzy said...

I like your conversation! feels similar- anyway -I thought the cart held a mermaid! (still trying to
decide if I want 'wheeled' in place of carted! Have a great week!

Helen said...

How delightful!

rosaria williams said...

Now I know what to do when I stand in front of a painting that talks loudly to me.

Yvonne Osborne said...

This was delightful! So original and fun. And taking a census of sinners...that's job security. I like the wrap up of the conversation. Thanks!!

Lydia said...

izzy~ A mermaid, eh? I don't see it and it is fascinating the impressions we each have with a piece like this one. :) Good week to you, too.

Helen~ Thank you!

rosaria~ Just don't laugh out loud in some fine gallery while thinking about this silly magpie!!!

Yvonne~ Oh, you really cracked me up with that comment about job security! :) Thanks for that.

Freda said...

I'm glad to know I am not the only one to have conversations with art!

goatman said...

I am not sure that I have seen that Chagall before --- much detail and beauty in the colors.
A pretty layout and clever words.

Gerry (Strummed Words) said...

So many poetry writers saw sin in that bright red color. I saw a dance! Clever conversation!

Lydia said...

Freda~ And it has been great to learn that I am not alone in that, either!

goatman~ I was not familiar with this Chagall either. It's wonderful.
I appreciated your comment.

Gerry~ Did they? I have not made "the rounds" SO behind. You are creative in seeing a dance! :)

Heaven said...

This is so creative...I like the conversation piece / format ~

Brian Miller said...

haha you rock lydia...i love you turned this into a convo and put the pics next to each as nailed this very creatively...

Anonymous said...

i like your little drama. the census of sinners is a very interesting concept.

Lydia said...

Heaven~ Thanks! I've done this before with some magpies and I get a kick out of it.

Brian~ Many thanks to you. I would probably try this out on kids if I were a grammar school teacher. :)

zongrik~ Thank you kindly and I have no idea where that census of sinners came from...just bubbled up.



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