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Contemporary bewitched Gibson girl

people whispered about the mysterious girl
with her face hidden behind an invisible shroud
no one ever met her nor gave it a swirl
because of the presence of her unfathomable

she wears her black long skirts and hair in a wide whorl
her body and jewelry recide about her being proud
her naked neck reveals her necklace with a massive black pearl
all accentuate clearly a mystical loner in the middle of a crowd

young and old villagers still use words as a hurl 
invisible stoned layers that enshroud
the  arcane witcher affects people in a whirl
their fears make them scolding out loud

each sundays her bracelets ornamented arms would unfurl
her facial beauty expressing such a secretive magellanic cloud
accepted during church service when she's the church choir girl
her enchanting soprano voice angelic avowed

the parish blinded in nescience and prayer for her spit curl 
their enigmatic choir soloist making them proud
a cold wind outside makes her shroud birle
her occult mystery resonates all week mystically loud

people whisper about the mysterious small town girl
with her face hidden behind an invisible shroud
no one ever meets her nor will give it a swirl
because of the presence of this unfathomable cloud

(c) Elly Wouterse

PS. I guess most readers will connect "Gibson Girl" with the guitar brand...  
actually the title of the poem refers to something different!  

The Gibson Girl began appearing in the 1890s and was the personification of 
the feminine ideal of beauty portrayed by the satirical pen-and-ink illustrations 
of illustrator Charles Dana Gibson during a 20-year period that spanned the 
late nineteenth and early twentieth century in the United States and Canada.[1] 
The artist saw his creation as representing the composite of "thousands of 
American girls." 
The Gibson Girl in my poem is different. She's 'bewitched" and therefore the 
personification of a very different kind of  a "Gibson Girl". There are so many 
very nice and beautiful 'black/dark dressed/looking/behaving girls out there yet 
so few seem to notice their outer and inner beauty.........  


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  1. Date: 8/19/2014 11:20:00 AM

    It is a beautiful write and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Can you please enlighten me about the title? I cannot fathom it somehow. Gibson?
  1. Date: 8/19/2014 9:45:00 AM

    Wow Elly unique masterful creative write !