Saturday, February 11, 2012

A Certain Style of Hair

There are certain styles of hair,
("Up-dos" they call them)
At Darlene's Salon,
That impresses, like the heft
Of cathedral tunes.

After Emily Dickinson:

There's a certain slant of light,
On winter afternoons,
That oppresses, like the weight
Of cathedral tunes.

These updos are really popular around here around weddings and prom times. All kinds of updos--like high rise apartment buildings--on top of young girls' heads.

I have a habit of imagining each hairdo as a kind of music or poem. From folk to classical to rock. Today, at the salon, I saw folk music turn into classical.

And there's always country music . . .


TC said...

Something er... ineffable... in the thought of E.D. channeling Dolly Parton!

ACravan said...

These drawings and the accompanying thoughts/words are terrific, Nin. Curtis