Friday, 23 July 2010

Magic moments reclaimed in a Magpie

I hope this heart felt poem about a real event is worth a second outing as a Magpie Magic. That tour with the Japanese cabaret show 'Tokyo by Night' in about 1971 produced drama, farce, (see Samurai in Cooma, posted June 2010) a lot of fun, much effort spent by both the Japanese performers and Australian musicians learning about each other and a few very tender moments.













Echko Namazawa

Stage doll of Nipon
Dancing through my
Nights of magic.

Body of grace and
Exquisite face were
Beyond lust.

But while I slept,
She came once unbidden
To my room.

Waking to soft hands,
I should have, but could not
Send her away.

Mooloolaba 2010.

37 comments:

  1. Ah....the 70's.

    The wild, free, wonderful and completely crazy times!

    Mine was a tennis pro.

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  2. a beautiful poem
    and an ember

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  3. Ah Stafford!! You suffered for your art. Commendable. And your love child Sukiyaki Ray?

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  4. A captivating and beautiful poem about the tender moments that we never forget. You may be an ex-almost everything, but you are definitely a poet in the here and now! :-)

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  5. A tantalizing memory tendered to prose for an appreciative audience.

    Ahh, to have had such a moment!

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  6. Lovely Magpie, of course you couldn't send her away. Great piece.

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  7. spontaneous passion of the unbidden kind...just the best!

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  8. Some ships should pass in the night. Others cannot resist the tide.

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  9. A different time and place. Beautifully written, this memory of yours!

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  10. this should be staged, man. like noh art, this comes so silent, memories so effacing...

    - noiseless patient spider

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  11. oooooo lovely !!! No regrets- since you did NOT send her away....Great Magpie!

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  12. sent her away? and make us miss this magic?

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  13. Oh, for such magical moments. *sigh*

    Your Magpie's captivate and tickle me. And I'm still giggling at your comment over at Berowne's!

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  14. Very creative Magpie, I really like it.

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  15. Oh, Stafford, we have to cherish those special times. I've had a few myself. I think they were better than my marriages!!

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  16. Woven into the ' Delicate Fabric '
    Of this * EXQUISITE * little poem
    Is the Magical World of Sensuous Dreaming
    A Rare and Gentle Glimpse into * The Elixer of Life *
    Through the * Eyes of The Master *

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  17. This is such a lovelylittle poem. Thank you.

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  18. You caught the sensuality and the mystery. Lovely.

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  19. Absolutely beautiful, I can sense the exotic beauty...Great Magpie Stafford...bkm

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  20. Sigh - very nice. Better written than one of my romances, but still the same flavor of forbidden pleasure

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  21. Dear Stafford Ray: A very sensual triste of the literary kind! Exotic exotica with much taste and finesse!

    "But while I slept,
    She came once unbidden"

    Very Lovely dream imagery.

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  22. Lovely..we should never send away beautiful gifts!!

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  23. precious moments are vividly captured.
    valid and fun style!

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  24. Really nice! Loved it!
    P.S. Who in his right mind would ever send a willing woman away? ( she'll probably kill that person...I know, I will).

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  25. You've gotta love it when that happens! Awesome piece.

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  26. I am happy you showed me here
    love the tenderness of it.
    and had to smile and agree with your last strophe

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