Express yourself in monochrome,
make believe without any words.
The greats of the day, long gone before
words spoken were ever heard.
The true pioneers of an era
with faces that leapt off the screen.
In shades of grey, a chimera
silently making us sigh and dream.
Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Valentino and more
made us fear, made us hope, made us weep.
In many a black and white tome from yore
lies gold dust that we should keep.
Express yourself in silence,
make a world believe without words.
The works of those days are timeless,
to modern cinematics they gave birth.
I’ve come to rely on Imaginary Garden with Real Toads for inspiration, and today was no exception. In Kerry Says – Let’s Go To The (Silent) Movies we are encouraged to compose a piece inspired by silent films. If you break it down, we are encouraged to describe what is essentially silence in words – and that’s deep. I know I’m still overusing the rhyming, but… This is my offering, hope you enjoy! *smile*