Adornment

I never thought about
anklets being more scandalous than bracelets
until Love in the Afternoon,
in which a trinket on Audrey Hepburn’s ankle,
along with her gamin smile,
ensorcelled Gary Cooper.

I suppose my jewelry
is more about self-expression than enticement.
A bit of me is reflected in each piece,
including my favorite anklet.

But there are some combinations
of metal and gems,
that in just the right light,
in just the right mood,
I borrow a bit of Audrey’s allure,
and become, if not a mistress,
at least an initiate,
into the magic she made on screen.  




This poem was inspired by the prompt given over at Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads: Bracelets They are rocking NaPoWriMo this year. 

35 comments:

  1. ooooOOOOOoooooo! And what jewelry is that, Rommy? Details, give us details!

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  2. I love this, Rommy. When I was young an ankle bracelet wasn't quite proper. But, who more amazing that Audrey to emulate?

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  3. Love love love this :D such an exquisite write :D

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  4. "ensorcelled" ... What a great word.

    I especially like the last paragraph. Excellent poem.

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    1. I think the word needs a comeback! :)

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  5. Fun! I like this choice of allure or not through the wearing or not of anklet!

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    1. It's all in knowing which accessory works at just the right moment.

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  6. Wonderful! I'm in love with the word "ensorcelled"!

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  7. Enjoyed it so much, the wearing of bracelets and anklets is capable of creating many types of pleasures it would appear :-)

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  8. Let me be allured by this ... ensorcelled perfection

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  9. Oh I like this. There is something about an ankle bracelet. I have a few of them. Love your nod to Audrey Hepburn. I just wish I had an ounce of her grace. Thanks for writing and sharing in the garden.

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    1. She was such an elegant woman. I want to go find some of her movies and share them with my daughter. I was about her age when I saw my first Audrey Hepburn movie.

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  10. I love "ensorselled", too. Very cool poem.

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  11. Lovely to be so expressive. Thanks. K.

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  12. You know, I feel like you should read this on video... Hand gestures, facial expressions and jewelry in sight. Seriously.

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    1. Oh, and just so you know, "ensorcelled" might be my newest favorite word. ;-D

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    2. LOL, that might be a project for the future!

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  13. A very bewitching poem, and a fine drawing of the charm of that perfect elf-woman, Hepburn, who had more femininity and allure swathed from head to foot in a burlap sack than most modern actresses naked. Loved it, and loved the way you gave your jewelry a little bit of yourself, and vice versa.

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    1. She's just such an amazing person, for her beauty and character.

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  14. Ah, lovely Audrey! Incomparable. My jewellery, too, is more about self-expression than enticement – but yes, it would be nice to borrow a little of her allure at times.

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    1. I think a little dash of Audrey now and then is a fabulous thing, even when we tend not to be too terribly glamorous all the time.

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  15. I always believed that 'loose women' wore anklets when I was young and only later in life came to regret I had never flaunted one sooner.

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    1. LOL, they are sexier somehow, aren't they?

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