Sunday, November 10, 2013

Magpie 193


Danseuse ajustant sa bretelle, 1895-96, Edgar Degas 



phantom at the ballet 
backstage voyeur 
stalking his prey
furtively watching 
waiting for the slip 
of a strap
one glorious glimpse 
of ballerina shoulder 
ballerina breast
this naked perfection 
meant for his eyes 
his eyes alone 



18 comments:

  1. yikes. there are def fanboys there as much as anywhere...being married to a ballerina i have been back there in the shadows but....smiles.

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  2. Slightly creepy, this one. Well done!

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  3. More than slightly creepy! Boo, hiss! But well done, indeed!

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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  4. Oh, this was wonderful and creepy at the same time! ;)

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  5. Haunting and mysterious. This captures both the poetry and the danger of beauty.

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  6. ah, the opportunistic voyeur...we went down similar paths, but with different motives. ;)

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  7. Degas a backstage Johnny? Some voyeur!

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  8. Ah Helen, the creeper waiting for a wardrobe malfunction (as the kids today would say). But you say it much more poetically. :o)

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  9. Degas did rather "stalk" those dancers didn't he ! But oh those paintings and drawings he created!
    Have a lovely day Helen!

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  10. Wonderful..I daresay..a match to my very thoughts!

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  11. creepy perhaps, or enjoyed attention.

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  12. Like hes about to devour her ! Good one

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  13. Wow, I did not see a voyeuristic twist to this. You nailed it!

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  14. Helen, I love Degas, excellent twist :-)

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