Saturday 14 January 2012
Dear Mr. Botero,
How you flatter me !
My breasts, fuller than the moon
My thighs, bursting watermelon wide
My waist, replete with honeycomb
Long hair, wild crimson silk
Lips, soft as primrose petals
You painted on the canvas.
Like Aphrodite rising from the sea
Did you really see that
beneath my plain and ill-fitting dress?
But if you think so,
then come by my room
I will wait
along with my oranges
fleshy round and sweet.
Author's Night: Posted for D'verse Poets Pub: Poetics by Fernando Botero
For today’s Poetics, I invite you to consider the visual art of Fernando Botero as an inspiration for your word-painting. By Victoria Slotto.
Poetry form: I chose to write The Letter using Epistle. Happy weekend ~