National Poetry Month — Day 6

Yesterday’s post reminds me of another fragment, this one from an ekphrastic poem I wrote in response to Cranach, the Elder’s painting Suicide of Lucretia (1529).

 

This painting is on display in Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
This painting is on display in Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

 

But she calls to my modern lie
from a time when beauty must have been
a function of virtue, and virtue a function
of obedience.

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One thought on “National Poetry Month — Day 6

  1. What a renaissance.
    They say things are better now
    “Women are equal”
    “Both genders can coexist”
    The naked truth hurts.
    The uncouth men still persist,
    Predators’ teeth bared,
    Plunging swords into maidens,
    Their bloodlust unquenched,
    Men of the lowest order.
    What a renaissance.

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