Sunday, December 4, 2011

Yo, Adrian

This is an example of the "cameo" form for Real Toads Sunday mini-challenge. I have based mine on a very sweet scene from Rocky II, which youtube won't let me embed, so here is the link, which will open in another window.)

Shy girl
in a bright red coat
might not mind too much, she might like
marrying you,
but you'll have to lift her ear muff.
Don't forget to invite the
tiger.
_____ 

20 comments:

Lynn said...

Wow - that's perfect.

Kerry O'Connor said...

You sure got that scene down in a few short lines. Haha!

Sioux said...

I DID know that Prine was a mailman in his former life. I'm assuming you know that Stallone wrote the screenplay/book for Rocky?

That was a sweet scene. Your spirits got it down quick and true today.

(Joh Prine was wonderful last night. Older, his voice not quite as strong at times, but an unbelievable evening nonetheless.)

Mama Zen said...

I love the have to lift her ear muff line.

Hannah Stephenson said...

SOOOOOO adorable.....I love the scene you've chosen, and the sweet poem it inspired.

You should make wedding invitations for someone with this poem printed on them!!

hedgewitch said...

That's a neat moment, and it shows how vulnerable both sexes are at those times, even big strong musclebound guys who can take tons of physical punishment are shy and afraid when it comes to opening up like that. And the look on her face--so unprepared for happiness she can't quite react to it. Your poem captures it all, short and every bit as sweet.

And thanks for adding the Follow by E-mail! My word verification was "undis" No lie.

Brian Miller said...

nice...you really bring the scene alive in so few words...it is a very cool scene that you have chosen i need to go back and watch again....

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Wonderful picture and totally awesome cameo.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Funny, it's been so long since I've seen that movie that I don't remember much of it...but I remember that scene. So sweet. Nicely done!

myheartslovesongs said...

awwww! love it! ♥

Mary Ann Potter said...

Sweet indeed and beautifully done, a little masterpiece of cinema on paper!

Heaven said...

Sweet video.. and your poetry form captured it beautifully ~

TALON said...

Loved it, Shay. And I love the inclusion of the tiger. Perfect!

HermanTurnip said...

Great scene wonderfully encapsulated in your poetry. Very nice!

Mary said...

Very clever 'cameo.' You've got the form down pat.

Lydia said...

I don't even have to follow the link to know which scene this is. My husband adores it and whenever he sees that it is playing he turns to catch that part (knows it by heart so can anticipate when to click on the tv). OMG, he's gonna love this post when I show it to him one day this week!
I love it too; it's absolutely charming.

Laurie Kolp said...

Catchy and very clever. I really enjoyed this form, too.

Daryl said...

trippy and yet I re-read this many times and each time a different image popped into my head

Helen said...

.. another form ~ another wonderful poem! (I'm still waiting for my cameo)

Cloudia said...

how did I miss THIS!?