Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Actor

                                                                                                  Image: Lee Friedlander
Image:1 Courtesy of Tess' Magpie

 Image:2 As King Mongkut in 'The King and I'

 Image:3 As Chris in 'The Magnificent Seven'

Yul Brynner

The King and I
You'll remember the Yul guy
Being a baldy
Has respectability
He was Rameses II
In the 10 Commandments
He was Magnificent
One of the 7
His commanding stance
Across the distance
Sharp eyes piercing
Sets the skyline burning
A semblance of authority
Of Hollywood's fraternity
Not just an accomplished actor
But also a photographer
Such is the aura
Of an icon from Mongolia
Where he claimed part ancestry
But Russian-born in reality

Inspired by Tess' Magpie #99 and submitted to Real Toad's OpenLinkNight and Poet's United The Poetry Pantry

32 comments:

  1. Great poem! A lovely tribute to the actor!

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  2. well i've learnt a lot about yul!! great tribute.xx

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  3. Well done, Hank.
    Image 2 is always my favorite image of Yul Brynner, although The Magnificent Seven was always one of my favorite movies.
    Thanks for the extra photos.
    K

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  4. Good stuff Hank - he did so have a commanding stance!

    Anna :o]

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  5. Ahh movie references your way, such fun as always I have to say. The magnificient seven was great too.

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  6. A wonderful poem about a great actor, you got it just right Hank.

    Yvonne.

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  7. He was a very charismatic actor. Had a lot of screen presence. He always seemed so self assured. A good actor. Nice tribute.

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  8. He most certainly DOES have sharp piercing eyes!

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  9. Really good take on that prompt!

    And thanks for your fun contribution to last week's Limerick-Off!
    Madeleine Begun Kane

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  10. Cigarettes got him in the end.
    They never pretend.

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  11. Yul Brynner to a T.
    I liked him and his films.

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  12. He was quite an actor. Thanks for this...

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  13. I always enjoyed Yul Brynner. Your post here made me remember why! Hope your new year is getting off to a good start, Hank.

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  14. Interesting. I remember these movies and never made the connection. A truly beautiful man.

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  15. I loved the command Yul had of each of his characters...nice tribute to him

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  16. love this guy, great post will be following from now on ^_^

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  17. i remember him most from 10 commandments and mag 7 actually...and nice capture of who he was hank...

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  18. Very good. We each did a Brynner-Bio. :-)

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  19. Jackie Chan And Jet Li. That is all.

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  20. I like him...nice tribute to the man ~

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  21. Great poem for the prompt. He certainly was talented.

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  22. Impressive round-up. I enjoyed this.

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  23. A well-penned homage to a charismatic and memorable actor. :)

    - Traci B

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  24. A classic, that's for sure. Nice homage to the King!

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  25. Hello Hank.
    Yul Brynner had a certain aura about him. He was a great actor.
    Nice tribute!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Take Me Under Your Special Wings

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