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Saturday, January 30, 2010


They say Verona’s roses paled nearby
and summer winds retired out of spite
the day the master poised the brush to paint.

Madonna smiles, resplendent in her grace,
the Child swaddled in her azure robes:

The critics rave about the lucid strokes
that shine like flames upon a canvas sea.
The hues shine through the many centuries,
the souvenir of brightest brilliance,
undying to the transient populace.

Instead –
                 thrown out with trash and cans of beer,
half-painted as a shoddy, forged Vermeer,
by whom, but rats shall it be seen?

Oh Fame, you are a fickle, fickle fiend!

Sunday, January 10, 2010


The glance is yours: do with it what you will.
To injure or inspire, love or kill –
the eyes speak volumes more than little lies.

I ponder this while looking at your eyes,
those pools of mercury, so cruel and cold.
Why leave such enmity untold?
Because the very animosity
would strike me dead with sorrow, instantly.

If loathing did not permeate your soul,
perhaps my eyes would not reflect your own.
Perhaps my eyes would not be lethal knives,
which pierce the heart with bitterness and spite
and read like Hate’s encyclopedia,
containing endless words, but not enough.

Thanks, Wordle!