Vintage Pin Up: 1920’s Flapper

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Jules Paige wrote a beautiful verse to go with this piece:

he gifted her lace
she comfortably wore
as briefly as his…

under there, under where they
swore like sailors and laughed

in the lengthening
daze of summer they created
fire and heat

.

Lovely– thanks, Jules.

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The photo also inspired a wonderful verse by Jen at Blog It or Lose It:

what did he see?
what made his eyes
spark so fiercely?
what put the faint smile
in the corner of his mouth?
and was that
brief look . . .

. . . lust . . .

. . . for me?

did someone
finally
find something
desirable . . .

. . . in me?

one admiring glance . . .
unexpected . . .
brief as light’s journey
through lace . . .

. . . but so desperately needed

the memory
brings me to my mirror
to find what he saw
and . . . perhaps . . .
savor
the what-ifs . . .

my flesh
. . . as if he were here . . .
responds to his touch . . .
. . . my touch . . .

and . . .
. . . yes . . .
. . . I see it too . . .

there’s
nothing
broken
about me

one look
and I am desirable
again
Jen, it’s amazing — thank you.

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61 thoughts on “Vintage Pin Up: 1920’s Flapper

  1. purplepoet7 says:

    Jen’s poem is pure perfection.

  2. julespaige says:

    …under there…

    he gifted her lace
    she comfortably wore
    as briefly as his…

    under there, under where they
    swore like sailors and laughed

    in the lengthening
    daze of summer they created
    fire and heat

    ©JP/dh

    My Dad was a Navy man.
    Art is as art does 😉

  3. julespaige says:

    Me thinks you have a new fan…
    I shall have to ponder upon this.
    Vintage is sooo coool.
    Visiting from girlgoyle.

  4. […] Image: Muscleheaded Blog […]

    • “The ladies men admire, I’ve heard,
      Would shudder at a wicked word.
      Their candle gives a single light,
      They’d rather stay at home at night.
      They do not keep awake ’till three,
      Nor read erotic poetry.
      They never sanction the impure,
      Nor recognize an overture.
      They shrink from powders and from paints…
      But so far I’ve had no complaints.”

      Dorothy Parker

  5. It is not what we see but what is covered so it is only slightly revealed. 😉

  6. J says:

    Absolutely beautiful — I think this my new favorite. 🙂

  7. araneus1 says:

    i enjoy all of the images you put up but this one really stands out, but I’m at a loss to explain why.
    Terry

  8. Beautiful! I love that time in history! 🙂
    PaRumpPaPaPumHUGS!!! 🙂

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