a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Liz For Magpie Tales

Elizabeth Taylor, Set of "Giant", by Frank Worth.
For Magpie Tales with Tess Kincaid

LIZ
Twirling a lariat 
Was natural
For Liz
The heat of the dry land
Was insignificant
Beside the heat
Of this rising star

She rode horses
And others to fame
With one true love
Like oil and water
Seven men loved her
She loved them all
Short and sweet

Her passion 
And turmoil
Made her a star
And a woman
Many men 
Wanted 
To love

Gone but remembered
She 
Will
Always be
"Like a cat
On a hot tin roof"
But with diamonds

26 comments:

Hamish Gunn said...

Nice biography.

Helen said...

Diamonds ~~~ what she seemed to love best?

humbird said...

Hit of the land and hit of LIZ's talent - love this comparison. ~ Nice swirling :)x

Kathe W. said...

yes diamonds- I forgot about those diamonds! Well done!

Sandra said...

I am writing mine before i read yours.
She fled from the house without her blouse. She grabbed a rope, what a dope...

Sandra said...

ok, so i read yours and she is/was all that your wrote. and you got it all in one short poem.. i have never seen a movie she was in... but even so know all about her...

TexWisGirl said...

she was something, for sure.

Sketching with Dogs said...

Wonderful tribute. She was one of a kind, wasn't she!
Lynne x

Arushi Ahuja said...

a beautiful beautiful tribute to a beautiful woman!!

Other Mary said...

Lovely in all your details.

Linda Kay said...

Not many stars quite a glamorous as Liz, are they? Thanks for the thoughts.

Freya Writes said...

Well done on getting it all in there so cleverly.

Truedessa said...

Ah, she was indeed a star and many loved her but, she did have a thing
for diamonds. Clever write Gail..

Magaly Guerrero said...

The last stanza made me smile and dance aloud... but with diamonds!

Lynne said...

Good one . . .
Diamonds . . . yes . . . and will
Always be
"Like a cat
On a hot tin roof"

Cat-tails: here be wagging tales said...

Cool, so cool. I loved her too. She looked like my mother, and I sadly looked like my father. Liz was a true beauty through and through: yes, a diamond in the rough.

Kutamun said...

Aphrodite Forever ! ...loved it ..

Little Nell said...

Excellent. The twirling lariat wormed its way into my poem too! I love the homage to the Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as well.

Tess Kincaid said...

Maggie the cat is alive...

Eddie Bluelights said...

Great take
She never loved any of them enough to give her diamonds back . . . lol
Cheers Eddie :)

Bekkie Sanchez said...

Liz would be proud of your poem! I love your last line! You nailed the write!

Jennifer Chandler said...

Lovely tribute to a fantastic leading lady :) ~ Jen

Karen S. said...

No matter what she always sizzled!

Carrie Van Horn said...

A lovely ode' to Liz....this is wonderful Karen!

Carrie Van Horn said...

Oooops....sorry about that Gail...I am not sure why I wanted to call you Karen, but can't erase an internet comment. :-)

Susan Anderson said...

This was pretty much perfect. And I liked the voice.

=)

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