Marilyn Shines On in Our Hearts..

The Golden Age

And then, as if I sweetly dream’d,

I half remember’d how it seem’d

When I, too, was a little child

About the wild wood roving wild.

Pure breezes from the far~off height

Melted the blindness from my sight,

Until, with rapture, grief, and awe,

Norma Jean

I saw again as then I saw.

As then I saw, I saw again.

The harvest~waggon in the lane,

With high~hung tokens of its pride

Left in the elms on either side;

The daisies coming out at dawn

In constellations on the lawn;

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The glory of the daffodil;

The three black windmills on the hill,

Whose magic arms, flung wildly by,

Sent magic shadows o’er the rye.

Within the leafy coppice, lo,

More wealth than miser’s dreams could show,

The blackbird’s warm and woolly brood,

Marilyn Monroe

Five golden beaks agape for food;

The Gipsies, all the summer seen

Native as poppies to the Green;

The winter, with its frosts and thaws

And opulance of hips and haws;

The lovely marvel of the snow;

The Tamar, with its altering show

Sophisticate

Of gay ships sailing up and down,

Among the fields and by the Town;

And, dearer far than anything,

Came back the songs you used to sing….

And, as to men’s retreating eyes,

Beyond high mountains higher rise,

Still farther back there shone to me

Norma Jean to MM…

The dazzling dusk of infancy.

Thither I look’d, as, sick of night,

The Alpine shepherd looks to the height,

And does not see the day, ’tis true,

But sees the rosy tops that do.

Coventry Patmore ~

Faithful For Ever, 1860

The Poem comes from a favorite book of mine, entitled ‘More Diversions’ and is quite the ‘antique’

The following Biography, is an excerpt from her website

In 1926 a girl was born in the charity ward at the Los Angeles County Hospital who would become one of the most celebrated and enduring icons of all time – Marilyn Monroe. Norma Jeane Mortenson’s childhood was volatile as she was passed from family members to family friends and frequently stayed in orphanages as a result of her mother’s mental health. To avoid another orphanage stay a family friend orchestrated a marriage proposal when she was sixteen years old. When her husband was sent to the Pacific with the merchant marine, Norma Jeane began working on an assembly line at an aeronautical plant.

In 1945 a photographer took a snapshot of the stunning brunette while at the factory and within months she became a successful model securing dozens of magazine covers and a screen test with 20th Century Fox. Studio executives, directors and photographers immediately recognized her ability to capture and hold the attention of anyone on the opposite end of a camera lens. By the end of 1946 her hair had become a platinum shade of blonde and her name was changed to Marilyn Monroe.

Some beautiful Posters, Pictures and more at these sites..

Marilyn at Allposters

Marilyn’s Sqidoo Posters

 

 

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