Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Princess Diana in a Black Dress (c)

The blonde hair was swept
to the side that day
her eyes looked up,
far and away.
Not even a foretaste
of what was to come.
What a loss.
But what a blessing,
That she wore that dress.
  in the last photograph,
 It almost seems
to capture her laugh.
The laugh that was silenced
in a Paris tunnel
on August 31, 1997.
Can it possibly be
sixteen years ago?
An icon,
taken from the world,
then mourned by so many.
But the image remains
of that black dress,
and others.
Like the one in which she
danced with Travolta,
a lasting symbol of her
for the dance
of life.

1 comment:

  1. Princess Diana died on August 31, 1997. This is one of the famous Vanity Fair photographs that appeared in the magazine the month before. Catherine Walker, one of Diana's favorite designers, designed the gown, while Mario Testino was the photographer.