Sunday, September 16, 2012

When Women Were Women

Venus and the Sailor by Salvador Dali
Mag 135 prompt by Tess Kincaid

Before the days
of Twiggy
when tooth picks were in
and eating was out
women were women
Round.

Before the days
of plastic
and implants for boobs
liposuction for bellies
women were women
Real.

Before the days
of digital
what you saw
was what you got
women were women
unprocessed.

In the days of Raphael 
women were lush
Dali and Monet
painted women who were women
round and fully packed
human.

J. Binford-Bell
September 2012

13 comments:

  1. I raise my cup of tea to the real woman...the lush woman...

    ReplyDelete
  2. Here's a toast to 'real women' everywhere! :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. i def like unprocessed women...and ones that have a little curve as well...a more romantic period might be right up my alley...

    ReplyDelete
  4. Ah yes this is a cry from the heart sister! Nicely done!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Round, real, unprocessed. I lift my glass!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Aye Mate .. you said it well!!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Ah, those were the days - by God, they were!

    ReplyDelete
  8. How wonderful women are, and not the distorted photoshopped frankenstein the media want, but natural women a wonderful poem

    ReplyDelete

I appreciate all kind comments on my art and poetry.