Vision Strikes Its Pose

Always insight be it on stage or on screen, there’s a lot that goes into being a costume designer, right?

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Vision Strikes Its Pose
by Michael Romani

To design, to tell a story
A costume in all its glory
Accents the story of the playwright
Bringing to life to the stage night

It's not about the laundry
Requiring the mental inventory
A story told in outside reflection
So subtle it often escapes detection

Little bits worn in our humanity
Broken down script without vanity
All the colors illuminate the scene
Into a stark fluidity of dream

Wardrobe dressed by imagination
Step by step wrapped in creation
Each color and texture play
With what the vision has to say

Like a painter whose work is never done
Costume design is never completely won
It's more a process of seeing what you need
As you accompany the plotline you read

All for the love of the performing arts
All of those things flowing from the heart
It's a matter of perception from the audience
Each subtle choice requiring a certain brilliance

To see and to known that you are always seen
In a theater's auditorium or from a movie screen
Larger than life, actors all strike their pose
Wearing the textured fabric the designer has chose

(c) January 6, 2020  Michael Romani
All Rights Reserved

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