MONA LISA REVISITED


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MONA  LISA  RECRUDESCENT

When I met her pleading stare
I nearly had a seizure.
A revenant confronted me,
Labelled ‘Mona Lisa’;

I saw her on a street in town,
That enigmatic beauty.
Reduced to begging for a crumb,
That captivating cutie.

A painting from another time
With pallid face and frown;
A legend from another age,
On a street in Whitby Town.

So sad to see her brought to this,
Esteem and beauty stolen,
Bereft of stature, fame, renown.
How are the mighty fallen!

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The two photographs were taken by Roland in Yorkshire in October 2016

 

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5 thoughts on “MONA LISA REVISITED

  1. There is so much to think about in the photos Roland. After seeing that updated version of the Mona Lisa I think I will struggle to sleep. Nice verse that goes with it by the way.

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