Tell Me, Audrey

Tell Me, Audrey

A Chapter by Ana Papaya
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Tell me, Audrey 
What was it like in the good old days 
Of cocktails and cigarillos 
When women swooned 
And men were dashing and dapper 

Tell me, Audrey 
Of the fine moments 
Before a kiss, or a touch 
When permission was requested 
Granted 
But never assumed 

Tell me, Audrey

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© 2020 Ana Papaya


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This is very impressive. Touching words of light observation through the own thoughts. It's like pastel painting on wet canvas . I don't need to make deep analysis of it. Just have to say this is really beautiful

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Ana Papaya

1 Month Ago

Thank you for the very kind comment.
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1 Month Ago

You welcome i really did enjoyed your poem.
Ahhhh. Over here, we dispense with the softness and niceties and say it how it is. "Aye, a right classy Lassie" :)
Really soft and tender thoughts on the page, of another time and another place, sadly replaced with ugh, I don't even want to soil my brain trying to think how to explain A Kardashian to Audrey, but I imagine her reply would contain "how very, very vulgar"
A beautiful moment captured, of how they used to be.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lorry

3 Years Ago

I know I've reviewed this one before, but it's still awesome on re-reads :)
Ana Papaya

3 Years Ago

I thank you for bringing me back, I'm sorry I missed the first comment. It must have been on the cu.. read more
Lorry

3 Years Ago

We've all done it :)
Golden ages. Times of romance ...of passion -- for the most part -- gone......

Lovely, lovely write. Really love this. I sort of did the same thing with Hemingway.
I'll say it once more, love this. That longing - of wanting to know -- of being able to conceive something, but never really ever seeing it fully play out as conceptualized -- this kind of longing shrieks throughout piece of writing, like loud thread.

You are a fantastic writer, Papaya.

PhD

Posted 3 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

3 Years Ago

Thank you PhD. :)
You're pretty awesome too.
PhoenixDown

3 Years Ago

You are so welcome.
For some reason I keep thinking of The Great Gatsby when I think about the first stanza... then the second stanza happens and I think of Donald mcfuckface Trump and all his virulent supporters.

You did a really good job contrasting themes past and present without getting word complicated. Of course, in reality, Audrey was subjected to a far worse experiences compared to today's breed of starlets. Beneath all the glammer of that age there were very awful social things afoot. It just wasn't talked about so much. If Audrey could tell you anything now it would probably be to congratulate women on how far they have come. She was born a mere 9 years after women were even allowed to vote in America... it's kind of strange to think about that.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

3 Years Ago

Thank you Hephaestus.
Hepburn was the epitome of true beauty, grace and humility and finesse. What a incredibly stylish piece, with real easy conversational flow. I like this so much. R xo

Posted 3 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

3 Years Ago

Lovely woman she was. Thank you. :)
I cannot believe this hasn't garnished more comments! I've always adored Audrey Hepburn, and I absolutely love how you wrote this.

"When woman swooned
and men were dashing and dapper."

How I wish I would have conjured this little gem up - it's truly a work of art, Ana! Be proud!


Posted 4 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

4 Years Ago

Thank you Kelly, it's one of my faves. :)
Thanks for finding it!
this's very fascinating poetry. seemed, you & your homie (audrey) havin' a great time with each other &somewhere.. sitting around a bar or a club. you watch youth (anew generation) through eyes doin' everything what you already done in gone days, & reminding how ecstatic the time was since you been through same phase of life anew gen. keep hustling through. it's a very good poetry. you must have written it with a full glass of wine, & a perfect cigarette. enjoy reading it.

it's always enjoyable to read "memories" of gone days in words & understand how furiously the time has even passed by everyone's life. nicely narrated.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Adams

4 Years Ago

Audrey Hepburn? ah, such an atomic-bomb she was, or thermo-nuclear fission of destructive fusion has.. read more
Ana Papaya

4 Years Ago

if i say imagination does that sound crazy?
Adams

4 Years Ago

well, to me, it does sound more like a "real-talk" ... as since it's well ruffled, shuffled & nicely.. read more

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