Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Tron Shoe from Disney by Jerome Rousseau

Disney's Tron Silver Sandal by Jerome Rousseau

I
Among twenty thousand Public Relations brains,
The only thing moving,
Was the eye of the Manolo.

II
He was of three minds,
Like the cottage,
In which there are three singing dwarves.

III
The Disney Tron Shoe whirled in the autumn winds.
It was the small part of the merchindising pantomime.

IV
The hype and the movie
Are one
The hype and the movie and the shoe
Are one.

V
The Manolo did not know which to prefer,
The beauty of the shoes
Or the audacity of the idea,
The public relations chutzpah
Or silence.

VI
PR releases filled the computer screen
With importuning shouts.
The picture of the Tron Shoe from Disney
Crossed it, to and fro.
It’s architectural beauty
Traced on the pixels
The indecipherable cause.

VII
O thin women of New York,
Why do you not covet these silvery shoes?
Do you see how the Tron Shoe from Disney
Walks upon the feet
Of Lindsey, Kim, and Victoria?

VIII
The Manolo knows beautiful shoes,
And designers of great ability;
But he knows, too,
That the marketing people are involved
In what he knows.

IX
When the Tron Shoe from Disney flew into view,
It marked the edge
Of one of many promotions.

X
At the sight of the Tron Shoe from Disney,
Appearing in the silver light
Even the bawds of Hollywood
Would cry out sharply.

XI
The Manolo rode over Malibu
In the glass coach.
Once, the fear pierced him,
In that he mistook
The shadow of his equipage
For the Tron Shoes from Disney.

XII
The press agents are moving,
The Tron Shoe from Disney must be promoting.

XIII
It was evening all afternoon.
It was the blizzard of branded merchandise
And it was going to continue.
The Tron Shoe from Disney sat
In the mind of the Manolo.

P.S. The Manolo’s apologies to Wallace Stevens.

6 Responses to “Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Tron Shoe from Disney by Jerome Rousseau”

  1. marjorie October 21, 2010 at 12:28 pm #

    shall i part my lips in awe? do i diss the PR leech?
    i will wear my own cheap footwear but i’ll praise manolo’s reach.
    i have heard the publicists singing, each to each.

  2. anony-non October 21, 2010 at 3:42 pm #

    Manolo, you never fail to surprise and delight.

  3. Lunakitsch October 21, 2010 at 5:25 pm #

    This is just to say

    I have seen
    the Tron shoe
    that was on
    Manolo’s blog

    and which
    was incredibly
    shiny
    and expensive

    Forgive me
    I laughed out loud
    so erudite
    and so hilarious

  4. Mr. Henry October 21, 2010 at 7:37 pm #

    I do not know which to prefer,
    The beauty of inflections
    Or the beauty of innuendoes,
    The Manolo blogging,
    Or just after.

  5. Marie October 22, 2010 at 1:17 am #

    In Acclamation of the Manolo

    THE apparition of this genius on his blog;
    Musings on a high, bright shoe.

  6. Moncler jackets October 22, 2010 at 10:21 pm #

    so beautiful sytle shoe
    but anyone really can wear this shoes and go out?