Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Who am I? Two Four Six Oh One!

Les Ms.

In this production, Jean Valjean
wears taffeta, silk and chiffon.
A different take, but that's showbiz.
The alto voice?  That's Javert’s range
since he’s a she.  A small exchange,
but higher register’s what is.           
And at the barricade, a thrill:
the first soprano goes full trill
as ladies only 'do' Les Mis.


Notes:  First of all, yeah, okay.  I'm early.  A bit.  


Because this is the prompt for this coming Saturday from Sepia Saturday.  I got an idea (and that song) in my head and simply had to let it out.  You know how it is, right?  

Actually, the above picture was taken from some Danish archives.  It's a photograph which shows women marching for social justice and inclusion.  Interestingly, it's not entirely unlike some of the events going on around the world today.  Something to think about, huh?

Anyway, the form is Nove Otto.  

And one more this case, yes, I really do hear the people sing.  So..."Who am I?  Two four six oh one."


  1. Fashions Change...But Protest Doesn't!

  2. I've never seen Les Misérables, but an all-women version seems fine by me... Nice nove otto (9-8) poem!

  3. I, alway enjoy, your take on these themes!

  4. I just love this interpretation - I hadn't even thought of the connection to the musical. Again this shows what a powerful prompt an image can be.

  5. I love this! You are so original.

    Take care,

    Kathy M.

  6. Fabulous interpretation of the theme. As always, your poetry delights!