Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Young Woman in Black

Her hair is dark
she paints her face
dresses in black velvet and lace
is a mystery to herself.

At weekends
she hands out poetry books
to skater boys
in the park.

‘Let me be your Muse’
she says.

8 comments:

PaulS said...

An intriguing and carefully crafted character study. Opens out in the last line like an echo.

lettuce said...

lovely

i will show this to my goth daughter (13) she'll love it.

and want to be her!

Poetman said...

ah the terror of beauty...
or, what would a boisterous boy
do if he had a clue..? or what would a muse do if she had a voice without a boy...? or....

Poetman

Crafty Green Poet said...

PaulS - thanks!
Lettuce - hope your daughter enjoys!+
Poetman - intriguing speculations!

Jo said...

Love the ending!

Mariacristina said...

This is terrific. She's a sweet character I could see showing up in many different poetic scenarios.

UL said...

I would love to collect the hand-out. Be my muse, more than welcome, I loved the way you used short lines... thank you.

UL

Rob Kistner said...

I see an alluring young woman,
whose thoughts would both shock and captivate...

...rob