Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Gertrude Stein and Amelie Matisse Poems

Inspired by Picasso's portrait of Gertrude Stein and Matisse's portrait of his wife, Amelie Matisse, Woman with Hat from the Steins Show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I wrote these two poems:

Portrait of Gertrude Stein

African mask face
Solid bold pose
Smolder stair
Watcher weeps
Weeps weeps
Over this
Boundless human
Picasso captured
Pensive woman

Amelie Matisse

Stripped clown face
Carmen Miranda
Before the time
Jazz beat
Across canvas
Voyeur view
Matisse's mind
Looker laughs
Laughs laughs
Over this
Pout hat
Sanguine gaze

A bientot.

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