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 ~
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haha this is a rip...love love love the oranges at the end...haha...brilliant...smiles.ReplyDelete
Ha..ha...thanks for humoring me :-)ReplyDelete
Great form for this... it's so funny!ReplyDelete
haha..nice..he's probably too old by now..but he may be up for some orange eating..smilesReplyDelete
LOL, I do wonder about the artist; wonder if the types of women he painted were the types of women he was attracted to! Your poem was a gem.ReplyDelete
Great great take, Heaven. The narrator obviously has an ego as...robust...as her physique.ReplyDelete
thank you so much for the smiles ...made me laugh ...loved it thank you xReplyDelete
I love this...I just saw myself in his paintings with thighs like orange peels.ReplyDelete
What a charming lovely reply to this picture. You really capture the wonderful sensuality of the subject and perhaps the whimsical nature of her depiction by the artist. I love the way you turn back on the artist something of his own satire.ReplyDelete
you flatter me - LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLReplyDelete
My smile's so wide it hurts! I love the idea of a letter. And the invitation. It does make you wonder what kind of woman he likes.ReplyDelete
ROFL.... well, in a minute, soon as I get off this laptop.ReplyDelete
I even showed this to hubby and he cracked up too!
So funny, loved this!
fun, made me laughReplyDelete
LOL that was great, obviously has some attitude issues there, love it.ReplyDelete
Yowza, one up for the ending!ReplyDelete
OMG, I so love this! LOVE the amazing picture and the narrative was a total hoot. Awesome.ReplyDelete
What a hoot! Excellent, Heaven!ReplyDelete
How perceptive of her to see that it flatters her. Most wouldn't, but then she has that extra layer of beauty - which you have given her.ReplyDelete
Made me smile. Great choice of form.ReplyDelete
very descriptive and colorful, enjoyed the read very muchReplyDelete
Nice spin on this :)ReplyDelete
LOL! I love your letter! It is perfect!ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, I cannot stop laughing!!! This was perfect, particularly the italicized "tonight" and the inclusion of the oranges. :)ReplyDelete
I love this! I don't know whether I find it funny or sad or both that this type of woman would find herself beautiful and the picture flattering. Says a lot about what type of physical features we value in our society. Good write and more to think about than appears at face value!ReplyDelete
Splendid response to this photo! A sensitively humorous piece.ReplyDelete