Friday, April 10, 2015

SHADOWS oF oZ ***



" The Wizard of Oz" ,  my first feelings of this epic film were unsettling.  Not that black and white film gave everything an eerie feeling, but that I was filled with questions, and as any child of the 50's , no explanations to be had, so as the questions built up,would seek the answers in the 60's!

Laced with lessons for the undeveloped minds, adults that shone bright and wheeled magic sticks 
controlled the many.  Why was Elinora there, that fateful day?  Dressed in her beloved slippers?
Meeting with the " haves" on behalf of those who lived outside the glitter?   Why was her death cheered?  Why was the murderous rewarded?  After all, isn't evil a result of failed dreams?

Many , lived outside the Emerald City, beyond the protection of the sleeping field, dreaming of parades, singing in the streets and magic of plenty.  

This is just one thought I wondered for many years.  The genius of this story is in the interpretations, at different human stages and experience.  Dear visitor, my interpetations have a darker view, beware of leaders who speak sweetly, as well as those who hide behind illusion!




Deep in the shadows
pitied deep
Revenge is brewing
while they sleep
Ellinora, forever taken
treasured slippers released
Murderous glee
righteously displayed
East Winds swirling!!!!
Mark This  Day


Many thanks to Oma Linda, for another FUN event!  xo











24 comments:

  1. You do have to wonder what exactly she was doing before the house came out of the sky. Really neat perspective.

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  2. How nice to have you visit! Thank you! I will get to the bottom of that! xo

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  3. Like you, I still have questions! Like who divided up the Kingdom and where is the Witch of the South? Loved how you made us remember!

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  4. The Wizard can NOT be trusted! x

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  5. The very essence of the story is that interpretations abound. Like you, as a child I had questions. I was met with, "oh for goodness sake, it's only a story." I beg to differ, it is more.......and we who gather here know that. What a lovely perspective you have given us in your entry. Thank you for being a part of the Celebrate Oz day. This was just perfect. xoxo Oma Linda

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    1. I wouldn't miss your celebration of OZ! Thank you Oma!

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  6. Brilliant post for the party! I like the questions! I still have questions too! I love the art piece you created! Hugs ;o)

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    1. Well thank you! I enjoyed this TONS!

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  7. A wonderful poem. Be sure to visit Magician of Oz and read my contribution to the Shadow of Oz, just as long as you don't mind a little bit of murder.

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  8. Yes! There are far more questions than answers in 'The Wizard of Oz'! I love the idea of the creepy shadow behind the attractive facade in your painting/poem, Debi!

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    1. We all cast shadows, seen or otherwise. Beware of the Wizard!
      Thank you Emma, for visiting x

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  9. I'm right with you, Debi! I was always horrified (and often anger) by what happens at the beginning and the way things continued. The "cheered murder" was shocking. And what witch goes herb gathering in her best shoes, anyway? But that's another issue.

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  10. This is the best group to get to the bottom of all the shiney cover-up!
    Thank you for visiting and leaving me more clues! x

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  11. WOOO, you gave the whole Oz story a twist AND I LOVED IT! The artwork & poem is awesome & you know, it is scary that people cheered the violence, now that is DARK!!

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    1. Just because they are shiney, smiling and singing doesn't make them GOOD! Thank you for visiting!mm. X

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  12. You know what? It had never crossed my mind to ask why she was there! as you say...in her sparkliest slippers. *Now my mind is buzzing again* XXX

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  13. A witches outfit revels her intent I think. A clue to what tone the day shall bring, don't you think? Love having you visit Duchy! xx

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    1. Thank you very much for visiting! xo

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  15. Beautiful art piece dear Debi! And how enchanting that land of Oz is. It is so filled with mystery and a bit of a dark side. Though I think I'd hang out with the munchkins, they're sweet and their little town is so colourful and light!

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    1. I do adore your pure heart! My Prettie!

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  16. Hello, Debi...I was at Bee Happy to congratulate you on your win, and I decided to pop over and visit your blogs. I must say, your quote, "evil is the result of failed dreams", struck me very deeply. I hadn't thought about it in that way, and I must say that it really is something to think about. I suppose that almost every evil can be traced to a failed dream of some sort. Thank you for that insight.

    Blessings for a delightful day,
    Marianne

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  17. Thank you for visiting and your kind words! I am grateful for winning the canvus photo gift.....being a Nana I am never short of ️️favorite photos! xo

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