Tuesday, May 24, 2011

facade

Banquet Scene with a Lute Player by Nicolas Tournier, 1625















my eye glass made my eyes pop out
in the dinner table
everyone is doing their own thing
but I have to find my eyes
not to see better
but to have a presentable look
I can't have that pirated facade
we all look like the prisoners that we are
trapped in the eternal vacuum
of trapped souls

"her lute, it ensnares me, ridicules me,
and also lets me evolve"

21 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice...music can do all that and more...the pirate look is kinda cool though...

Fiducia said...

Wow...love this facade....the pirated look would arouse suspicions and inhibitions..dealt the theme with the best choice of words...

Kavita said...

(sigh).. looks do hold a lot of weight... don't they? The things we do to maintain that!!

A nice read, Gautami!

The Reason You Come said...

He's vain, isn't he? He can't look unpresentable. I like your take!

Timoteo said...

I love the last two lines!

P.S. I want to see more than your eyes.

Ann Grenier said...

I love your take on this prompt, Gautami. I agree.

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

I enjoyed your imaginative take on that photo.

Steve Isaak said...

Solid, interesting - in a good way - piece.

Claudia said...

yes - seems like they're all doing their own thing..

Claudia said...

..and i too love the last two lines

thingy said...

Yeah, what a poser. Good one, Gautami.

Kati patrianoceu said...

wow, this kind of made me sad...

emily wierenga said...

we all look like the prisoners we are....

love how you connected this with the glass eye. well done, friend.

Joybird said...

i love the story you infused into this painting, you brought it to life. This was fun. Do it again, do it again.

izzy said...

Yes I wondered if he was finding smears
on those glasses! and without the music
that crew could be a bore! Thanks-

Shanae Branham said...

You chose a great picture to go with your poem. Thanks for the nice comment.
Cheers,
Shanae
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Jingle said...

smart magpie.

music do many wonders.
Cheers,

Andy said...

I love the direction you took this in.

Nicely done, Gautami!

mindlovemisery said...

I like the concept of being trapped in a vacuum I can relate to the sensation. Being judged on appearances is frustrating

Tumblewords: said...

Totally interesting!!

Ioannis Passalis said...

Have been through that before. You evoke an exact memory of that experience!