American Gothic

  The hay stacks are taller, Than the cob-filled maize giants, And outside a barn, that looks Almost like the backdrop of American Gothic, Little calves and woolen sheep Can be seen sleeping on straw, and chicken Clucking like mad sensing it is feeding time, Making the ambiance, like a Bethlehem barn, Where a little…

Fairytale

In life, the prince chases the princess Or the girl next door or a cinder-fingered Ella. Who promised a fairytale in return. And the princess – who’s always beautiful Jumps on the Prince’s car – a flashy one at most times, And they drive off to the sunset, like Bonnie and Clyde, While a string…

Rubies

There are historical paintings, That are priceless, like the girl With the pearl earring, the Mona Lisa Of the northern renaissance. So what is it about earrings, That draws our attention….????? They are pricked into yellow cartilage To embellish two ear lobes, Which is, more a tradition of the girl child, Than it is anatomical…

Painting a Female Nude

There is the Mona Lisa, Who looks flat chested at best. You have multiple opuses of Renoir And the impressionists That flirt with the female form, The rounded breasts in particular. And Gaughin gives it more fire power More variety, painting the French Polynesian culture. Still a female Portrait, in particular a nude, is not…