Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mona Lisa Smiles?

Looking at this famous work
I find myself a pondering
Is she really smiling
Or was her mind a wandering

She does not seem so happy
In fact I would say annoyed
As though she finds the painter
To be someone to avoid

I can almost hear her
Saying are we almost done
I have so many things to do
And honesty this is not fun

Yet demure she stays a sitting
Like all women of her time
Perhaps the closed lip smile
Because speaking was a crime

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© Lisa N ~ 3/13/2011


  1. I thought women never knew how to keep silent? LOL

  2. That was in the old days Cad. LOL

  3. Goods and chattels. She does look like she's gone to a 'happy place'. Nice poem.

  4. A real possibility. Well done.

  5. beautiful thought on her.
    well done poem.

  6. lolss

    A very clever take- very real!
    Wonderfully written!

    Hugs xox