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A light-hearted Lautrec
by Michelle M Mead

Thursday, October 02, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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This was inspired by a Toulouse-Lautrec painting and in the spirit of his times and his work, I wrote this lighthearted poem for something different.

Flicked open fans in the fine pale hands

of a lady in black and thirty-eight years

she was sitting alongside a debonair man

who it is said has shed fifty-four tears



With the graceful pose of an elegant dancer

she took in the musicians and their show

but oh how she awaited his one simple answer

of whether to stay or to go



He yearned to touch her pale shoulder

his big hands on the curves of her waist

but he worried, he told her, that he was much older

but she told him it was all with the fates



It was hard to deny and this their replies

to some of their very best friends

from first sight of when they ever locked eyes

was when this strange love did ascend



So she took him along to her heart and her home

and assured him that age was no matter

for when two are in sync, it’s silly to think

that love young or old would not flatter

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Reviewed by Peter Kautsky 2/16/2009
very luminous poetry and I'm going to have to check on the complete plot of the Tchaikovsky opera Oegin Onegin.
Reviewed by Jon Willey 10/5/2008
one of my favorite artist along with Claude Monet -- I too penned a poem to his work in 2006 -- very good work you have shared here --- it is quite enjoyable Michelle -- I am reminded of Jane Avril -- peace and love to you --JMW
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 10/4/2008
Love the rhythm of this piece. The perfect vehicle for this message.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/3/2008
I think you know why I can relate to the theme of your write. This is cleverly done. It reads smoothly and "lightly" like a series of limericks. It takes a lot of skill to write this way (in my humble estimation). Gotta love the rhyme and the rhythm that make if flow like a fast flowing stream. Very nicely done, Michelle. To lose 'lo trek wouldn't be good and you've ensure we won't. LOL Thank you. Love and hugs,

Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill 10/3/2008
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/3/2008

The painting comes vividly to life in your talented pen: well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 10/3/2008
I'll drink to that, Michelle. An enlightened verse
with one of my favorite Lautrecs. Thanks. -gene.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/3/2008
Lighthearted indeed and when love strikes it knows no boundaries as your words clearly express. You captured the moment and the minute when time stands still as cupid plays the tune.

Reviewed by Rose Rideout 10/3/2008
There is always a message within your words. Thank you for sharing Michelle.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 10/2/2008
Yes, light-hearted...but a wonderful message inside!

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