11 May 2011

my poetics

it's 1934 & Helen Morgan faces the cameras at Paramount. it's a small part in a small film. she sings "When He Comes Home to Me." wearing her signature black gown she holds a sort of kerchief in her right hand. as she sings the fingers of her left hand poke & prod the material.

that's what happens in a poem.

2 comments:

Bill Fogle said...

I love Helen Morgan. But, I don't understand what "material" her fingers poke and prod at? The material of her dress?

AlexG said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wolIxWHN_4