Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Pink Carnation by Bob Atkinson


The Pink Carnation

(c)2012 Bob Atkinson



tied with ribbons on her dress
she seemed a bit reflective
Francisco promised her perfection
his skills she believed extensive

the dog obeyed his mistress
as did all who held her small hand
she was artful aristocracy 
in this home of Spanish lands

the pose took many hours
was not a simple task
to stand upon the grasses
while he moved as if molasses

a woman who could make him
center of the stage at court
a woman who knew his name
and bantered of his art

he thanked her in his own way
making strokes of delicate touch
so as to give respect deserved
to her station and her looks

now we see in her emotions
what she saw in his deft hand
looking back to solid advancement
in the arts and culture of Iberian lands

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