Greta Garbo, actress.

Greta Garbo, actress. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

She had mystique
Famous directors
Brooded on her face
But of such passion
Never a trace
Never a trace

She was sympathetic
But for their yearning
She felt not a thing
This bird barely spoke
And never would sing
And never would sing

Not one to critique
Her time on the screen
Was a flickering sign
There but for a moment
And not by design
And not by design

© Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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18 Responses to Cinematique

  1. Greta Garbo eh A beautiful woman. And a lovely poem Helen, very engaging. Liked it.

  2. Great poem. Sounds rather sad and mournful. I only recognize the name, so I’m not sure how it fits.

  3. Ah the magical Ms Garbo – like the repetitiveness ~ you brought it home 🙂

  4. Ohh love the nostalgia…

  5. Beautiful poetic portrait.

  6. exquisitely done – she was enigmatic, and my mother’s favorite – still have her 90 year old

  7. Noora says:

    Stunning – your poem AND Greta! 🙂

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