Friday, February 17, 2012

Portrait of Frederic Villot by Bob Atkinson

Portrait of 
Frederic Villot


(C)2012 Bob Atkinson

oh my such a scandal
like something from the masters
a portrait of a friend for life
done with tradition's grain

not fiddling with imagination
not playing with design
or working with those new techniques
that worry critics' minds

here is a friend in close detail
as near to life as could
be had with brush and oils
and memory that's good

no smile of appreciation
a model serious in outlook
someone going to be the man
who catalogs at the Louvre

now here in the early times
friends who need each other
begin a bond for a lifetime
by studying closely one another

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