Monday, August 8, 2011

Love Song

Giorgio de Chirico, Love Song

A blank look spread over his face
When the doctor said,
‘Now turn your head and cough.’

There are times that I take myself too seriously. But this is not one of them. This is written for the poetry challenge given by Mark Kerstetter for d'Verse Poets Pub . We are to write a poem based on one of the paintings of Giorgio de Chirico, who was a of the leading proponents of the Surrealist movement. He has done a wonderful job presenting the history and philosophy of the movement, and my poem is absolutely unworthy of this. I hope it will be accepted as it is offered, in the spirit of fun.  So, just as well, I didn't make their deadline to link it; but, if you would like to see some serious poems on about Chirico's paintings click on the link above.


  1. I didn't participate, but it's funny as I was thinking along the same lines when I saw this picture, especially that glove!! Great take, got a good laugh!!

  2. I'm sure it must be a surreal moment for a man when the doctor says that.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  3. hahaha my kind of one
    As I'm all about the fun
    Of course you knew that
    But no rubber gloves are wanted near the cat

  4. Ginny - Thanks, glad you saw the humor in it too!

    Kay - Ah yes Kay!

    Pat - heheh...I don't always take myself too seriously, as you can surely see.

    Thanks all of you for stopping by to read and leave a comment. I appreciate it, especially as I didn't get this done in time to link up.

  5. I can totally see why your mind went this way, after looking at the photo again. Funny one.

  6. This is hilarious! (A girl after my own heart!)

  7. Timoteo - lol, thanks! I never claimed to be normal... glad you enjoyed it. I will probably never be accused of taking myself too seriously. Cheers.