Sunday, 20 May 2012

Magpie 118



"Very nice, dear," said his mother
"Is that meant to be a clown?
And those funny girls in blue, and all those
Swirls of muddy brown...?
A circus, did you say, dear?
Well, I s'pose that it's a start.
But I think I'll tell your teacher
That it's time you gave up art."





(With thanks to Tess at Magpie Tales for the picture, and apologies to Chagall, who was, of course, a very good artist indeed...)

18 comments:

  1. haha...yeah it reminds me a bit of some art on my fridge...nice take...

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  2. HA! LOVE your poem. (Good thing his mom didn't REALLY say that to him, huh?) Thanks for the chuckle.

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  3. Such a wonderful take. I am not a fan of the art but I am a fan of your words.

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  4. The art will hang in a place of honor on the fridge door, regardless. I love your poem Frances. How wonderful that this clown has inspired a funny response here. Thank you for sharing. =D

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  5. I think you have a point! LOL

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  6. oh, no, no parent should tell a teacher to have their child give up art, how sad!!

    show's about to begin

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  7. Oh I like how you put this silly poem to life! Nicely done in the name of chuckles!

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  8. Awww, that makes me so sad! No one should ever give up art. :(

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  9. Much in agreement with you Frances.

    Anna :o]

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  10. I wonder how one might have really viewed that picture if it had not been by Chagall.

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  11. Thanks, everyone. But I woul love to be able to write the clever, thoughtful poems some of you manage. Sigh...

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