Home

stick figure woman

by Maria Francesca

I noticed in passing
a stick figure woman
on the sidewalk
outside the Louvre

poorly drawn
by a careless creator
in cheap white chalk

only so many yards
away from Da Vincis
and Kandinskis

and I thought
how lucky she was
in her situation:

away from the eternal undeath
and rarified air
inside the museum

unscrutinized
unprotected
unadored

and witness to life

and I wondered
whether the Mona Lisa
wept.

11/05/2006

Posted on 11/05/2006
Copyright © 2016 Maria Francesca

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Richard Vince on 02/19/07 at 07:42 PM

lovely capturing of the extraordinary in the ordinary. i love this sort of poem, especially when rendered as beautifully as this one.

Posted by Morgan D Hafele on 07/11/10 at 05:45 PM

i love the comparison here!

Return to the Previous Page
 

pathetic.org Version 7.3.2 May 2004 Terms and Conditions of Use 0 member(s) and 4 visitor(s) online
All works Copyright © 2016 their respective authors. Page Generated In 0 Second(s)