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Today's Poetry Seven post is supposed to be an ekphrastic poem based on an image that I chose. On photos I created, as it happens, when I was in Lyon, France, earlier this year and visited the Musée des Beaux Arts with my sweetheart. There were lots of gorgeous paintings and sculptures there, and it is SO worth your time if you are ever in Lyon - it's the largest art museum outside Paris or somesuch.

What really caught my eye while there was a statue in the middle of a gallery. It's a masked boy/young man, named Arlequin, and created by René de Saint Marceaux out of plaster. He was so smug and cock-sure, and you could get right up to him for photos.


copyright Kelly Ramsdell Fineman 2016

And here he is for his close-up of his looking down on you:


copyright Kelly Ramsdell Fineman 2016

The thing is, while I LOVE LOVE LOVE this statue and these images, I don't have a poem to offer about him. At least not yet. Life got in the way, between health issues and High Holidays, and time got away, and I am delinquent.

But these ladies are not. Please go read their spectacular work:

Sara
Tricia
Liz
Tanita
Laura





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Sara Lewis Holmes
Oct. 7th, 2016 02:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the inspiration, Kelly! And I believe your poem will come.
Sara Lewis Holmes
Oct. 7th, 2016 04:07 pm (UTC)
By the way, Lyle's Hot to Go is one of my fav brainradio songs....
kellyrfineman
Oct. 18th, 2016 09:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Sara - and I adore Lyle. That song was the first one I fell for, and it's often in rotation on brainradio.
lpsalas
Oct. 7th, 2016 07:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the statue, Kelly! Even though I had a totally different reaction than you did, the important thing is we had reactions. Hope you're getting enough rest!
writerjenn
Oct. 7th, 2016 09:34 pm (UTC)
Part of the fun of reading the different poems was seeing the different takes, the varied angles. I loved them all in different ways.
kellyrfineman
Oct. 18th, 2016 09:59 pm (UTC)
Sorry he was traumatic for you!
kellyrfineman
Oct. 18th, 2016 10:00 pm (UTC)
Agree!
Mary Lee Hahn
Oct. 8th, 2016 10:54 am (UTC)
Happy New Year, and best wishes for the return of better health.
kellyrfineman
Oct. 18th, 2016 10:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Mary Lee!
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