Sunday, 9 September 2012

Magpie 134
















THE WANNABE ART-LOVER
Compared with Tracey's unmade bed,
And Damien's diamond-studded head,
I clearly see this must be art.
But that's (of course) the easy part...

My eye, in desperation, scans
The bulging muscles, clutching hands.
The dangling scarves, the table leg,
The solitary sky-blue egg.

And now, at last, I must admit:
I can't make head nor tail of it.

(With thanks to Tess at Magpie Tales. Picture: Breakfast, by Fernard Leger)

42 comments:

  1. Perfect rhythm and rhyme. Love it. Just trying to make out where the breakfast is?

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  2. I love your poem, Francis. It's funny and perfect! Thanks so much for sharing. =D

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  3. Love the poem but not the artwork that inspired it. What the devil is that all about?

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  4. Hehehe! Nice one - especially the pale blue egg...

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    1. Not quite the right shape, but couldn't think what else it could be!

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  5. Clever thought, cleverly expressed...

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  6. yep with you on this one!!

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    1. I wonder whether anyone understands it...?

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  7. very humorous and direct-love it!

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  8. Excellent poem, saying what many surely think.

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  9. "Can't make head nor tail of it???" But you've described it so very perfectly!

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    1. Yeah....double negative, I know. Oh well. To change it now would be cheating!

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  10. this is fantastic! you rhyme with rhythm :^)

    xo
    kj

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  11. Simple . It's the wrong way up .... isn't it ?

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    1. Tried that. And sideways. Still doesn't make sense!

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  12. You have arrived at the summum bonum of this mysterious object, it seems ! , thanks

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    1. Thank you. I'd still love an explanation, though!

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  13. Brilliant! Because neither can I.... :D

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    1. Thanks, Ritva (can anyone? If so, please do explain)!

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  14. nicely done.....thanks for sharing this

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  15. I know at first glance I couldn't either, and then looking deeper into it, yes there was a man, head tilted...and possibly a story, after all it's call Breakfast, but your lovely poem just sings- bravo!

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  16. Brilliant interpretation of something beyond interpretation...

    Anna :o]

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  17. Wonderful! Oh, this is so good!

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  18. OH... I so agree. I struggled with this image all week "in desperation"! ha.

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