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Sunday, 16 September 2012

Happy Anniversary




© Marilyn Brindley


The image is 'Venus and a Sailor' 1925 by Salvador Dali. Tess Kincaid provided it as this week's creative writing prompt in 'The Mag'. Dali's idea of Venus is nothing like mine. To me this is a middle aged couple enjoying an Argentine Tango, whilst they still can. To see how seriously other contributors to The Mag took this prompt, put on your dancing shoes and waltz over to Tess's blog.

21 comments:

  1. Hello Marilyn:
    It is so good to feel that the passion does not go, it merely changes into a different form. We like your interpretation of the couple and what might be being said between them. As you say, rather more the middle aged ballroom dancers than the Venus in the first flush of romance.

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  2. Thanks for the smile this ditty brought to my face! :)

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  3. smiles...pretty cool..to still be doing the dace after 40 years...now that is a feat for many...i like this...i would like to think love just changes a bit as well age but does not go away...

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  4. To stay in love for many years takes a lot of hard work, so many people tend to think it's so easy and, many are not really prepared for the long haul of actually working to keep their love alive. This is a treat :)

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  5. This is lovely. My husband and I celebrate 14 yrs. on Wednesday!

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  6. Can hear the tango music now...
    Great presentation

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  7. Love kept alive on an anniversary! How very nice, Little Nell!

    Hank

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  8. The perfect gift ~~ cheers to many more!

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  9. Clever, impressive and rather moving...

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  10. This made me smile. Thanks!

    =)

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  11. I was so surprised to read that you have no nasturtiums that I had to come see where you lived because seem to be everywhere in contiguous America, even if only in pots. It's funny that things a person will miss that she or he never thought about missing before moving.

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    1. I'm sure we have them here, but I just haven't seen any .We have so many beautiful flowers that perhaps they've been overshadowed. Any body reading this conversation an wondering why we're discussing nasturtiums instead of poetry, it's because of a comment I left on another blog.

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  12. Dancing couples rarely need psychiatrists.. :)

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  13. Lovely verse - and oh, so true. Thank goodness for the Anniversary Waltz;-)

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  14. Wonderful Marilyn. It brought a huge smile to my face as I read the words.

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  15. Definitely adore this pair...how lucky can you get? Perfect, charming...

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  16. this is so romantic and lively- after all these years we too still dance!

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  17. What a lovely and romantic poem of love. The reference to Strickly Ballroom sets the stage and picturing them locked in smouldering passion, along with the hand written note is very sensual as they tango the night away!

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  18. Here's to romance and the tango!

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