Rita: A Poem

December 25, 2015 at 7:48 pm (Film, Movies, Poetry) (, , )

Rita: A Poem

Images in black and white
filmed more than a lifetime ago
A life no longer present in the world
Yet what is now seen on that screen is not a ghost
but a life and personality captured at a moment in time
A smile of smiles that speaks and warms across the ages
Sent from her lifetime
to mine
Eyes whose soul reflects in them
And touches a heart in the future.

-A poem written by Christopher
Friday December 25th 2015
inspired by watching movies
with Rita Hayworth
my favourite actress.

-Interesting how my film making idol Orson Welles and I not only shared a love for Shakespeare, The King James Bible and the classics but also appeared to have similar taste in women.


  1. doesitevenmatter3 said,

    She was THE most beautiful woman! I enjoy her movies, too.
    A wonderful tribute to her, Chris. Makes me teary-eyed.
    HUGS!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Yes, I first saw her in the movie Gilda and I was totally smitten.

      Then I found out she was once married to Orson Welles

      And I thought, “Wow. Another way in which I think like Orson.”

  2. Hyperion said,

    Enjoyed this a great deal Chris. Well done and a fine personal tribute to an actress that continues to live in many hearts long after her’s ceased to beat.

  3. ั•ะฝั”ััฮนั” โˆ‚ั” ฮฝฮฑโ„“ั”ัฮนฮฑ said,

    My father saw her poster once at the cinema, hung there for all to see, perfectly glued to the pillar which made the effect of her lovely face looking at the crowd. I remembered my father said, “The eyes are moving!” I just smiled.

    Later he said that was a very beautiful woman – oh, yes, she was – and always be.

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