Wayzata, Minnesota

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Mag

"If you remove these lines in the painting, the colors are no longer effective." - Henri Rousseau


The Sleeping Gypsy 1897 by Henri Rousseau


Sleeping on the edge of dreams
riding fumes of fantasy
woven freely in a sea of
dusty sheets,
she dozes.

As this cagey, lazy lion 
trails waves of harpy eagles
 and howler monkeys
over desert floors
shining like a pearly cloud 
of departed spirits
 he continues,
lying and bragging 
 infused in restless curiosity
as she sleeps.

Thank you Tess Kincaid, for another tasty magpie tale.
If you wish for other magpie tales go here.


Poet Laundry said...

"As this cagey, lazy lion
trails waves of harpy eagles
and howler monkeys
over desert floors" brought a desert plain alive with those words. Nicely done!

C.C. said...

"Riding fumes of fantasy"---that is such a great line!

Tess Kincaid said...

I like the notion of the desert being dusty sheets...

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Wow, this is one is truly incredible!

Helena said...

I like the description of the lion being cagey. Lovely piece.

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