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The Bustled Lady (an impression while walking)

Posted on: December 5, 2016

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The bustled lady
Who lies in the pavement
Is a motley assemblage
Of tar and cement

Just like with the master
Who painted with dots
Stand back, she’s a lady
By Seurat, on Grande Jatte

And the show where the pictures
Come alive with the music
They sing of their days
Both banal and amusing

I imagine this figure
Sometimes in repose
Secretly rises
When the white, full moon glows

She visits and dances
She enjoys and complains
‘Till a glimmer of sunlight
Has her lie down again

Most people don’t see her
And ride over in cars
The lady in bustle
Who’s alive with the stars

2016-11-bustled-lady-copy
(12/5/2016)

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Epilogue, 3/25/2017

I had befriended the Bustled Lady who hid herself as a mere hodgepodge of pavement repair on a street I frequently trod in the mornings.

Alas, dear friends, she is no more. Scraped away and collected up to make way for new asphalt in this section of the road.

RIP, Bustled Lady. Maybe this is your liberation. I hope you enjoy your dancing forever in the stars.

2017 03 24 RIP Bustled Lady - Copy

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The Bustled Lady, an Impression While Walking, a Poem by Emily, the Documentation of a Friend
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/12/05/35567/

 

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Taking walks, noticing the world around me, and writing down what I see
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/09/03/impressions-while-walking/

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https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/songs-by-emily/

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https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/resources-for-inspiration-and-information/

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