Sunday, June 23, 2013

Ice Breaker

Stanley Kubrick for Look Magazine, 1949
Pic prompt courtesy of The Mag174


In the doorway
where she stood
 
a blur of self-doubt
masked assuredness,
 
heat lightning a brief flash
pursuant task-- confidence.
 
Back straight, chest back
each breath a forward step
 
sipping courage, no regret
she offered him a light.
 
 
~~
 
Poetic Bloomings Prompt#113:Hook, Line and Sinker

23 comments:

Miss `Chievous said...

Coyness. You need to put that aside if it means having the chance to know a man who might be your true love.

Lovely interpretation

Brian Miller said...

ha. nice....sometimes it takes a bit to muster up that courage to make the first move toward a relationship...or a hope...love moments of small courage like this though...smiles.

Susan said...

Ah, those were the days--when anybody worth knowing carried something to smoke and/or a way to ignite a fire.

Tess Kincaid said...

I especially like "each breath a forward step"...nice write Laurie...

anthonynorth said...

A courageous moment perfectly captured.

ds said...

Yes, sometimes courage has to be sipped with every small step. Lovely stuff, thank you.

Berowne said...

Smartly incisive. Well done.

Jinksy said...

Every journey starts with that first step... :)

ninotaziz said...

Love that daring courageous step to romance - love is the greatest unknown...

Lyn said...

Like a woman who can take the first step..lucky guy!!

Nana Jo said...

'Each breath a forward step' ... now that's perfectly brilliant! I can just see her doing that, now.

Susie Clevenger said...

Nothing like a woman bold enough to approach what she wants. Love it!

kaykuala said...

So that was how it all started. It went on to big things, maybe even marriage! Nicely Laurie!

Hank

Kutamun said...

It is the new way of things !, or perhaps some old way come back ( around) again, cheers Laurie

Helen said...

Your poem is perfect ....

Kathe W. said...

lifes passage...nicely done!

Other Mary said...

I really like your take on the picture.

jabblog said...

Delightful - a true evocation of this stage of life.

alan1704 said...

I like this and the way you have woven the words around the image. Very clever and much to admire.

Helena said...

A yes, she struck it lucky with this guy!

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Sexy, sexy, sexy.

Sue said...

I can sort of feel her holding her breath in your words. Well done.

=)

purplepeninportland said...

Well done, Laurie. You can feel her taking a deep breath.