Sunday, June 02, 2013

On Vivian Maier

The Eye of Fame


Resting alone, the eye of the coming storm,
nervously awake, her own space of mirrors and light.
Vanishing to the streets in style, her own style
made timeless by a Paris memory,
in these quarter-heal leather shoes she walks
and walks in; the restless streets, skyline

“…vivid against the little soft cities.” Demolition men
enter the frame, and a woman being canoodled,
incredulity that the camera lady comes so close, fascination
at this twin lens shooter, the steady aim. Cardsharps
interested as if: “Hey, a dame just took a picture.”




Kenneth hyam may 2013

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