Monday, January 25, 2010



This week's quote comes from Sir Joshua Reynolds.
The line in blue is a quote from the famous artist.


A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts;
Thoughts, I'm afraid, of different sorts.
Arthur gazes at a naked figure
And wishes it had been painted bigger!
Gladys looks at the same bold scene
And she thinks it is quite obscene!
Fred takes a look and thinks 'Not my type.
In my opinion she's over-ripe!'
May, who's obsessed with cellulite,
Thinks 'If I undressed I'd look a fright!'
Guy, the local Man of the Cloth,
Thinks 'That deserves the Grapes of Wrath!'
Felicia, who's young and pretty,
Thinks 'I've never posed and that's a pity!'
Bertie, a lad who's not too smart,
Thinks 'So that is why they take up art!'
A myriad thoughts buzz round the place,
And you'd never guess them from each face!
In cartoons thoughts always appear
As a sort of cloud looking really clear.
But all that we can do is guess
As they view a lady without a dress!
Another question of taste here:


Lilibeth said...

True. I loved the whimsical air of this rhyme...light and appealing.

KB said...

Ah yes, a picture paints a thousnad words and for each of us, those words are different. Nicely done.

PS the Pratsie said...

i enjoyed this one :)

George S Batty said...

verrrrry clever. you are always fun to read.

Stan Ski said...

I don't know much about art, but... I know this was funny.

Larry said...

Very nice here I loved the thoughts. I'm up too just follow the link provided.

A Camera Special To Me

Gemma Wiseman said...

A fun romp through character sketches of art viewers! Loved it!

keiths ramblings said...

That is just fabulous. Well done!

madeline d. murray said...

This poem is funny and true and nicely crafted. Your work always, always make me smile. Thank you for that!

Anonymous said...

LOL, this really made me laugh, and how true it is!!! Great job and great use of the prompt.

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