Tuesday, January 13, 2015

referring week 78: the window to the world (28): The Italian Bird and poetry by angela cohan

  
There is a singer in every bird,
Both mid-land and mid-wood kind,
There is an opinion in every song you've heard,
A mix of something between liberal
and conservative lags behind,
The Italian bird counts from one to ten
while taking a vacation at forests GREEN,
Coconut and banana trees are naked
with a monkey's teeth falling, being faked,
The Italian bird sees highway blood red,
and would sing to mourn for the dead,
The Italian bird lets some moments overcast,
and looks beyond the seasons faults in the past.
Image Credit: Google.com, yahoo.com msn 

another blogger and poet we introduce to you is Angela Cohan: her posts include fashion experts who demonstrate talent and passion for life in free style.





 http://angelacohan.com/2014/09/17/valentino-garavani/


Valentino Garavani

Valentino Garavani

Valentino in a scene from the film "The Last Emperor"
Valentino in a scene from the film “The Last Emperor”


Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani was born in Vogehera, Lombary, Italy in May 1932.  He began working in the fashion industry at a young age as an apprentice for local designers.  He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris as well as the training he received at the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne.  Garavani apprenticed in the salons of Jean Desses and Guy Laroche.
He left Paris in 1959 and opened a fashion house in Rome.  He gained recognition for his red dresses – in a shade that became known as “Valentino red.”
Valentino met Giancarlo Giammetti, his partner of more then fifty years.  Valentino’s debut took place in 1962 at the Pitti Palace in Florence.  He quickly became a power player of Italian couture with a long list of famous clients.  He designed Jackie Kennedy’s wedding dress for her wedding to Aristotle Onassis in 1968.
In 1998, Valentino and Giametti sold their company for approximately $300 million to the Italian conglomerate HdP which subsequently sold the company to Marzotto Apparel in 2002.  In 2007, he announced his retirement. Pierpaolo Picciolioni and Maria Grazia Chiuri are the new designers at Valentino’s fashion house.

Quote from the 2008 documentary film The Last Emperor:
“I love beauty. I love beautiful women. It’s not my fault.”

a poem by angela cohan herself:


Bullied  by
Angela Cohan

I am the fat kid who sits behind you in class
I am the student who gets picked on for terrible acne
I am the child who stutters
I am the person who gets picked last when we’re choosing teams
I am the poor kid with crooked teeth
I am the victim with a slash on my face
I am your friend with a limp
Don’t you know that every time you call me a name,
every time you push me,
every time a racial slur is uttered
the value of human life is diminished?
Every time I hear an anti-Semitic remark
I shudder to think that there are still bullies in the world

6 comments:

Hyde Park Poetry said...

wise choice,

thanks for highlighting angela cohan...

Hyde Park Poetry said...

nice one for


Valentino Garavani

Maggie Patti Barbara Frankford-Shapirol said...

lots of people and talents here.

lisa mona humor is funny.

Pat-Mather Brown Gordon-ceton said...

powerful people.

;)

Pat-Mather Brown Gordon-ceton said...

powerful people.

;)

Anonymous said...

First one(monalisa) is interesting & Funny...

Can you see this pics and comment me what shape is this..??