Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Huh?

Fernand Leger - Breakfast-1921

Tess Kincaid, weekly on The Mag, provides a visual prompt for a group of avid followers that then have to pen something inspired by said prompt. Some of these visual prompts are a real spring board and some are agonizing. As a student of art history I find myself stuck on untangling the image. Let me say that Cubism is not my favorite of modern art movements. That said let me get to the task at hand, or is that foot.

Huh?

Her mind said
So loud in her head
She wondered if others
in the quiet gallery
heard.

She took a sip of wine
to occupy her mouth
that wanted to twist askew 
with the tortured
image.

Back ramrod straight
she avoided canting 
to an obtuse angle
in sympathy with
breakfast.

Why she asked
trying desperately
to not giggle
did it look more like
enema?

Wonderful isn't it?
her blind date said
sealing his fate with a
whisper in her
ear.

J. Binford-Bell
September 2012


18 comments:

  1. 'Wonderful isn't it?
    her blind date said
    sealing his fate with a
    whispered in her
    ear.'

    Excellent!

    Anna :o]

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  2. Hope you won't be offended .. I did giggle at your poem!

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  3. No, Helen, I think giggle was totally appropriate. I am flattered.

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  4. Ha! Good one, Jacqui! I giggled too.

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  5. the word enema get me everytime, funny

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  6. Ohmigosh, this is flat wonderful! I'm still chuckling!

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  7. Thanks for sharing!
    http://pinoy-students.blogspot.com/

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  8. That had me giggling too, relieved that I am not the only one who is just not crazy about much modern art. Though these days I no longer care about being correct. I like what I like and that is that. I do like Binford Bell!

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  9. his fate, sealed. ha! He might have been thinking the same thing from observing her expressions! :)

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  10. Brilliant ...
    Anthony.
    http://antomaniax.wordpress.com/2012/04/15/light-up-again/

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  11. love the imagery of her,
    quite skillful write.

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