I hope Jupiter’s Darling does some measure of justice to one of Hollywood’s supreme heroines – saviour of the world’s health!
Immersion and Adoration
Flesh becomes firm stone, stone becomes mellow flesh
The statues frozen, perfect in form breathed primal heat
Through their impervious stone.
How she yearned to freeze in the heat of eternity!
How she ached to scale their heights of permanence,
Her lithe mobility, her passion, ever self-reviving
To draw endless breaths of massive adoration.
But where is the choice, between stone and film,
Monument and media archive?
Now we revel in captured stills of beckoning motions
From all those gracious forms,
Circled by her lissome body.
The Human Submarine
Embracing the Coral Kaleidoscope
That form, counterpointing the coral’s rainbow symphony,
Sub-aqua’s perfect magnetism.
Wrestling for Life
And she was Rome’s saviour – drawing from a watery ecstasy
To quench the fires of destruction, blow them into an exquisite vapour,
Delicate fabrics cast on piles of discarded armour? Swords truly into ploughshares?
Esther, the radiant epitome,
Drawing the teeming masses into benign immersion –
Priestess of health and wholeness,
My Bathing Beauty, My Million Dollar Mermaid,
So deliciously dangerous when wet,
Adored by Jupiter and Neptune alike
My breath and heart suspended
By the rainbow spectrum of your costume colours!
Drawing me with your single and double magnet!
Poised for the Plunge
Wouldn’t Saturn, Uranus, Pluto simmer with desire,
Though perhaps you are Urania –
Also the supreme horserider, the catalyst
Bringing out the burgeoning athlete in the most timorous
You never fail to give me the thrill of a romance,
To be on an island with you would be Paradise,
My memory would be this time for keeps.
Yes, you were always swimming in men,
I’d love to take you out to the ball game
“Everyone in the pool!” – That’s my motto too:
Oh – to become my ideal self and match you,
As I believe but a handful did.
Would that it were Me!
Could you turn me into a Bromfield?
What wonder to be you would adore me in that boudoir!