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.

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!


    Liked by 1 person

    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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