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Thursday, 24 March 2011

Dear Liz...

Dear Liz,

I saw you at the Roxy,
You autographed my heart.
After that, I chased you,
Through Raintree County
And straight across William's
Hot tin roof.
Suddenly, last summer,
You were the bridesmaid
Once again.
Butterfield 8
Was worth the wait.

I left you in your prime,
Long before RB
For the second time.
Take five,
Your life is in the can.
Sincerely yours,
From the edge of my seat
…a fan.

© Martin Hodges

Dame Elizabeth Taylor dies at the age of 79


christinelaennec said...

She was truly a star, in a way that the current generation will probably find difficult to understand. A lovely tribute.

Rekha said...

She did have a beautiful screen presence...liked the way you summed it up...thanks for visiting.

Tess Kincaid said...

She's smiling, Martin. I know it.

Martin H. said...

christine - Thanks. She was described, yesterday, as the last true Hollywood icon. I can't disagree.

Rekha - Thank you.

Tess - What a smile she had. And those eyes.

Kat Mortensen said...

I love the "Your life is in the can" line.