The following piece of poetry was inspired by my working as a lingerie stylist at Rigby and Peller.
It’s a Cinquain which I discovered about on Poetry Zone.
A Cinquain has twenty-two syllables in five lines (two, four, six, eight and two).
Here’s the full poetic story:
That Twinkle In Her Eyes is Magic
Two dear husbands,
Five years ago they say,
Holding back unspent daily tears,
Pressing to her breast bone,
Tender solar plexus aching,
Her shoulder straps,
So they don’t dig so much,
It’s my job, but it’s more than that.
Her tea, coffee,
Water, no saccharin,
She only wants love, and lovers,
I gulp down her sweet life.
Thirst-quenching her lonely sorrow.
Met on a bus,
A random meeting place,
A common thread both are widows,
Instantly became friends,
A little lighter, the laughter,
Her friend gasps, ‘Beautiful.’
She says it and really means it.
Words wrap heartache,
In kind tender tissue,
To keep a safe, invincible.
Glows with vivaciousness,
Twinkle eyed desire, magic,
Third time lucky,
He’s on his way to her,
Doesn’t know it yet but he is,
If he’s younger,
He’ll not dare outlive her,
I see her living ninety plus.
Not a figment,
Of some kind of fiction,
Clearly have it all figured out,
Spellbound and lost …..
In her new reflection,
The mirror shines with glowing praise.
© Marjorie Mallon 2017 – aka, Kyrosmagica. All Rights Reserved.
Hope you like my Cinquain.
Bye for now, have a lovely Sunday.
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I am so thrilled to be part of the team of lingerie stylists at Rigby and Peller, Cambridge. This is a totally new venture for me. I’ve never worked in lingerie before, in fact in my previous retail job in John Lewis I was ensconced in the menswear department, amongst woolly jumpers, socks, underwear, and other male paraphernalia.
Since joining the company I’ve been impressed by Rigby and Peller’s training programme and their positive attitude and intention to make women feel good about themselves.
So with that in mind I put together the above slide show and this little blog post to tell you all about a very extraordinarily inspiring evening.
The Addenbrooke’s Breast Cancer Appeal Fashion Show was held in the Grand Arcade in Cambridge on the 4th of October. Several retail companies joined in the event including Rigby and Peller. Today I heard the wonderful news that the goal to raise £10,000 for the Addenbrooke’s appeal towards the cost of biopsy equipment for the breast cancer unit has now been met, and is being surpassed!
My manager at Rigby and Peller, Jenny Mason – one of the organisers of the event – has had first hand experience of the devastating effect of cancer, having lost her father to this dreadful disease. Jenny and Natalie Emuss (one of the models,) have worked tirelessly to make the fashion show such an enormous, and memorable success. Much respect to them both.
Here’s my daughter Georgina at the fashion show with her camera at the ready. A big thank you to Jenny Mason for allowing Georgina to take photographs of the event. Georgina is currently studying for three diplomas in Photography, Media Studies and Business Studies.
This was Georgina’s first opportunity to take part in a photographic shoot and what better event to begin with than one that was so charged with emotion. The awesome women modelling lingerie and fashion had us spellbound, as did their husbands and partners. I so admire their bravery and positivity.
Georgina chose four of her favourite images to share with you here: one black and white and three in colour.
What a great start to her photographic studies.
I will leave you with one of our shop windows at Rigby and Peller advocating :
Strength, Courage, Love.
I couldn’t agree more!
Don’t forget to pop into Rigby and Peller to donate your unwanted bras in store this October. Or do what you can to raise money and awareness for breast cancer sufferers.
Bye for now,