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A Poem, Cult Fiction, and da da da Vinci's Code
by Gloria Buono Daly

Sunday, September 12, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I read this book, I headed to bookstores to peek at da Vinci's "Mona Lisa", etc. I couldn't find any books with da Vinci's art, particularly "The Last Supper." I even went to the sales people, and it appeared that everything on da Vinci (as well as other subject matter pertaining to Dan Brown's book) was sold out. I realized I'm not the only one curious about the author's facts. Writing this poem was a fun and creative way for me to share my thoughts after reading Dan Brown's provocative book, "The Da Vinci Code."





A Poem, Cult Fiction and da da da Vinci's Code 

So much I read in a book
and when I took a real good look
at what it was that made me think
how so much fiction with such little ink?“
The Da Vinci Code” by Dan Brown
all over the world it can be found
from the largest, faraway continents
to the tiniest, obscurest towns 
all this
because of the book’s interesting mix
of religion and mystery
starring da Vinci's art and history
or should I say twisted facts, misleading fiction?
some say this book has become a cult full of conviction
a book I call cult fiction
be it a crime-thriller or just a quirky info-filler
"The da Vinci Code" with words so witty and quick
in a church, a mean albino monk with a bronze candlestick
beat a nun to death?
I must catch my breath
millions of copies sold
this bestseller’s worth more than its weight in gold
filled with beautiful, ugly, old and young faces
with oh so many intriguing places
from the Louvre, the Ritz, and the Gare
to the US Embassy and the St Lazare
I’m surprised there’s no mention of Zanzibar
da Vinci’s "Last Supper” does it pass or fail?
to solve the mystery of “The Holy Grail?"
is Mary Magdalene, Jesus’ wife?
and seated with him during the last meal of his life?
who really is that to the right of Jesus?
can’t believe I see what I see indeed
tis not a man but looks like a woman to me,
yeah, on this one, I might agree
and what is it about that oh so secret society?
called the Priory of Sion,
on a mission to protect “The Holy Grail?”
whose symbolism like that of the Louvre’s pyramids and tombs
represents a woman’s womb?
is Priory of Sion really a secret pagan temple?
there's even flower trivia, the beautiful 32 petal rose
so pleasing to our nose
but also coined "Compass Rose"
originally coined "Rose Winds" in the 1300's or so
for its 32 symbolic petals show  
universal direction the winds blow  
is it fact or fiction that Sulpice Chapel holds the first "Rose Line?"
and beneath it lies the keystone to "Priory of Sion?"
and how about Pei’s inverted pyramid of six-hundred-and-sixty-six glass panes
suggesting evil work of Satan's?
perhaps the actual number of panes are less or more
why I've heard the count's really six-hundred and thirty four
da Vinci’s Mona Lisa known for her cryptic smile and all
is now more famous for the floor that holds her wall
all because old curator, Jacques Sauniere's body was found
stone cold dead to the ground
so much I read in a book
and when I took a real good look
at what it was that made me think
how so much fiction with such little ink?
"The Da Vinci Code” by Dan Brown
all over the world it can be found
from the largest, faraway continents
to the tiniest, obscurest towns

PS  The book states the "PS" on the St. Sulpice Church windows refers to “Priory of Sion” but this is fiction. The "PS" truly does stand for the Saints "Peter" and "Sulpice"

by Gloria Buono (c) 2004      
  
  
    

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Reviewed by Dark Knight 2/19/2008
I read the book and saw the movie-Loved your poem
Reviewed by Andrew Shipley 1/15/2008
One of the most inventive, cleverly written synopses of a novel I've ever read. Well done.
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 9/29/2007
Gloria
,
If you want to see something like Da Vinci...look at Dai's beautiful
work...
I kept thinking his work reminded me of someone else's.
One night at sea it came to me who to campare him to.

Walt
Reviewed by Joy Leftow 4/28/2007
Wow! a great deal of detail. Shows how your mind works.
Thanks for being a great writer and a true friend.
Reviewed by H. Lena Jones 9/16/2006
People are so gullible, Gloria. They lace discernment...perhaps it is because they are too lazy to check out the facts for themselves. Is it any wonder our world is in the mess it's in? All the same, you've handled the subject well!
"so much I read in a book
and when I took a real good look
at what it was that made me think
how so much fake facts with such little ink?" Indeed!

God Bless
Love, Lena
PS Thanks for visiting my site. Much appreciated! :)


Reviewed by Robert Wilson (Reader) 6/2/2006
Wait until you read "Angels and Demons" by Dan Brown! You ain't seen nothin' yet. :o)
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 5/1/2006
Don't you just love a good mystery? Starting to think I better find this book and I believe there is a movie too? Great capture of thoughts. Jerry does have a good point. However; fiction is often used when it is believed the world can't handle the truth.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 4/30/2006
I don't care whether any of the darn book is true or not, when I read it I realized it was a novel. A novel! Has everyone forgotten that the book is fiction? And he was sued? He is laughing hysterically all that way to many, many banks. The book was one hell of a read, BUT IT WAS FICTION, PEOPLE!!!
Reviewed by Janet Bellinger 3/19/2006
Well penned. I confess I haven't read the Da Vinci code yet, bu t you have made a case for your point of view.

Janet



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