Beauty and the Beast

Roads flanked
with buildings merge into
paths flanked with tombs,
a city within a city,
where the living
and the dead repose
in separate rooms.

Among manholes
and rotting flowers,
the eyes of cameras
find infinite traces of beauty
and sometimes a beast.

Kim M. Russell, 2017

My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Play It Again!

We’re revisiting archived challenges of the Imaginary Garden, catching up on a recent prompt we may have missed or exploring the side bar (2011 – 2016). We can select our own or choose from the ones Kerry has highlighted. There is also a Flash 55 for those who like to write to that prompt on the first weekend of the month.

I chose Film School Dropout, Out of Standard with Izy Gruye, from 12 June 2013: in which Izy shared one of her favourite scenes in film that has inspired her. All we have to do is find a poem of our own in the footage and commit it to paper.

THE SCENE:   The clip is from the film Holy Motors, directed by Leos Carax.

THE CHALLENGE:    Watch the clip. Write a poem inspired by it.

As always, we should write a new poem for this prompt and not post one which may conveniently fit the theme.

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11 thoughts on “Beauty and the Beast

  1. kaykuala

    the eyes of cameras
    find infinite traces of beauty

    The beauty of having a camera to capture images. One determines the beauty and the camera does the rest!

    Hank

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    1. The city of the dead within city of the living – the necropolis in the metropolis. It’s very different in a village; a country churchyard is more like part of the community.

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