Wayzata, Minnesota

Monday, December 16, 2013

The Mag - 198

The Ice Cutters 1911 by Natalia Goncharova

"Isn't everyone a part of everyone else?"  
Budd Schulberg


Natalia Goncharova and The Grinch were
nothing alike or, maybe they were
more than you think!

Whatever the reason
during this timely Christmas season
He stood there Himself, hating the Whos.
and Natalia painted the Whos
as they danced and they sang
grasping hands
being buddies not toadies
or humbugs.
clutching picks
and knitting lives.
As Natalia already knew the best things
are something he hadn't thought of before.
They don't come from objects or trappings 
not even a store.
Perhaps the reason for this preseason
means incredibly so much more.

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Helen said...

... not even a store! Love it ...

Leovi said...

Good work, interesting and creative poem!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

great work!! I love the twist.

Kathe W. said...

ah yes.....there is far more !

Doctor FTSE said...

Yes, more! Please.

Lucy Westenra said...

This is really thought-provoking.

Lyn said...

Terrific point of view! Nothing like being original!!

Tess Kincaid said...

Love your nod to Seuss...

The Blog of Bee said...

There is more, much more and you said it beautifully.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Very well done!

Kutamun said...

These bright lights can cast long shadows....but thank goodness they do
Merry xmas Karen