Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Retrospective



A cocktail party drawn in classic black
and white. A charcoal guy, acrylic gal—
is she his lover, could he be her pal?—
incline their heads and shout above the back-
ground noise. "A Modernist? He's just a flack!"
"Where have you been? I haven't tried to call—"
"New gallery, just opened on the Mall—"
"My dear, this wine has simply no attack."

Where stylish figures strive to reacquaint
themselves with shifting social constellations,
echoing intimate conversations
drifting aimless round the marble hall.
While no-one looks at the museum wall
where silent figures loom in ochre paint.

This image, Retrospective of a Myth, was created by Rossina Bossio and comes courtesy of readwritepoem. But my opinions should be taken as representative of neither of the above.

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4 comments:

Sweet Talking Guy.. said...

I like the idea of the museum wall, they're certainly in some sort of treasure trove.

gameover709 said...

very nicely written!

jorc

gameover709 said...

very nicely written!

jorc

Nathan said...

Really great. And I like the point about ignoring the art -- so true.