Off Topic: Today’s Verse 73

Sometimes I can grip the sides of the bobsled with as much determination as a leopard,
other times I throw the sled into the back of a truck, the words “Gary Cooper was here”
rusting on the right edge of the license plate;
and there, you are,
hanging ‘neath the low branches of a magnolia tree;
inhaling the diamond backs, velvety for a seven merry three
sides make a triangle sticker,
picture of a bobsled,sloshing along the turnpike
of Anna Karenina’s knees.

— yiqi 21 feb 2014 11:54 pm

5 thoughts on “Off Topic: Today’s Verse 73

  1. Christopher

    “……bobsled……sloshing……sled……Anna Karenina’s knees…..”

    Laisse-moi deviner. Tu avais tout juste fini de regarder les Jeux olympiques d’hiver à la télévision, non?!!

  2. Christopher

    When I happened across *this piece* about the under representation of women in Hollywood films, I recalled an exchange we’d had in the comments on one of your postings a couple of years ago on this very topic.

    I had opined (as far as I remember) that, based on films coming out then, they seemed to me as male dominated as films always had been. You saw things somewhat differently (as far as I remember).

    As you’ll see in the above-mentioned piece, what’s coming out of Hollywood now, is still as male dominated (70% of speaking roles are male) as it was in the 1940’s. The more things change……..


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