Monday, January 8, 2018

Beauty beyond doubt

                                                             Attribution:  Charlotte Gonzalez 
Image: Now you see now you don't (here)

Not readily visible
Beauty beyond doubt
Light and shadows
Did not at all put a damper
Not a subject of scrutiny

One might think it was an
accident of history to be seated
shrouded in the shadows

Not really!

She was a clever girl
She observed the surroundings
when she arrived
She chose a vantage position

Enough to provide mystery
Revealing her better side
To let the lights 'do the killing'

MLMM's Photo Challenge #196
Rommy's at at Real Toad's - tuesday platform

20 comments:

  1. The girl is so correct and right in doing what she does. We all should have that tact of diplomacy and be alive i n this mostly dishonest world.

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  2. Letting the surroundings work to her favor sure is a skill indeed.

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  3. To be absorbed in the shadows observing may well have its advantages

    Happy New Year Hank

    much love

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  5. The mysterious girl in the shadows...

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  6. Inventive explanation of an intriguing photo!

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  7. 'To let the lights do the killing..' that is indeed very clever!

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  8. Some ladies are ready for the close up while some like the glamour of a little mystery around them.

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  9. I think I gravitate to the shadows, facing the door/window, the back of the room, so nothing can sneak up on me. This is a clever poem about your clever girl.

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  10. I loved the photo and the poem, imagining her selecting her best vantage point with care.

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  11. I think successful people show the best side.

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  12. Using light and shadow to hide her 'Beauty beyond doubt' is clever indeed, Hank. I like the way the final lines sum up the poem.

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  13. Yes, keep the view on your best side.

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  14. May as well make the best of it, in any situation. Love this, Hank.

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  15. such impact! a very nice interpretation of the image

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  16. She exposes only enough, caught between shadows and light...

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  17. cool! feels very film-noirish, femme fatale, feels beautiful, dangerous and shadowed

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