Sunday, June 23, 2013

Mag 174, Spring

                                                             Stanley Kubrick for Look Magazine, 1949 

20 years later- There was a rag tag scene:

 in the woods by a pond, 

Boat house doors wide open to the night.

Fire outside rather than in.

A keg set on a picnic table

no chairs. 10 or 12 teens hanging out

in the dark, on any given Saturday night.

The bell bottom hip huggers 

with torn and frayed hems

scoop neck Danskin top.

Curly long hair dangling in eyes,

I lit my own Marlboro's-





16 comments:

Tess Kincaid said...

This took me straight back...

Kay said...

bell bottom hip huggers....oh yeah!!

ds said...

"I lit my own Marlboro's"...Nice! thank you.

Berowne said...

Sharp and so observant...

Steve E said...

"I lit my own Marlboro's-"

Izzy, that one line evokes for me thousands of changes which evolved in only 20 years. Beautiful capture!

Other topic:
IZZY, how can I thank you (and your friend Margaret?)
I just came across this:

The title of the book is taken from the last line of the Langston Hughes poem "Dream Variations":

Rest at pale evening...
A tall slim tree...
Night coming tenderly
Black like me.

Isn't that also a marvelous line?

(I replied on my log to your comment, but wrote it here in case you are like most--never go back!)

THANKS AGAIN! Several people who know of my fascination with this topic are also happy that YOUR blog came through with the answer.)
:-)

Lyn said...

I think I was there..and frayed jeans are still in! Imagine...thanks for the memory..

Nana Jo said...

I had a pair of those. Your poem took me back to those lingering summer days ...I think I'll dwell there a little while longer...

kaykuala said...

Those were the good old days. Simple boy-girl days, no FB nor cell phones, just innocence! Nicely Izzy!

Hank

Kutamun said...

Ah, The Picnic at Hanging Rock !

Helen said...

Love the independence the 'you go girl' vibe in your poem ...

Kathe W. said...

oh yeah baby!

Brian Miller said...

smiles...it makes me think of the movie dirty dancing...and of times snuck out to join in the fun...

Helena said...

I love how even the manner of the cigarette evolves here!!

Robyn Greenhouse said...

The reference to Danskin made me smile!

Sue said...

The times they were a-changin'.

Well done.

=)

T. M. Crone said...

Brings me back to a time ... like words should.