Saturday, June 30, 2018

Fantasies of Fame (Day 528)

Well-lit lives   intriguing 
after dark   phosphorescent 
fantasies of fame   of exotic 
adventure   prearranged 
synchronicities   prepaid
possibilities   and sudden
opportunities 
certain as death   they remain   
redecorate the old 
unfulfillable wonder    
too fragile to bear   wandering 
shadows  trailing cathedral 
trains   veils of filmy whispers 
with a practiced grace 

(c) 2018, by Hannah Six

Image: Wind buffets the bride's veil and train at the wedding 
of Cyril Ritchard and Madge Elliott, St. Mary's Cathedral, 
Sydney, September 16, 1935 (National Library of Australia)

Believe it or not, I wrote today’s poem before finding this
fabulous, perfect image—and then realized June 30 was 
my grandparents’ wedding anniversary...