Monday, July 27, 2015

"The Tragedy" - a response in verse to Picasso's 1903 painting.

Unrelieving, infinite hues of blue suffuse,
Lap at despair,
Shudder through him,
Claim her,
Confounding their child.
All statued; paralysed:
Triptych of Tragedy.

Barely alive,
Lit by the world’s last candle,
Hunched and held
Bemused, they reel
In an intolerable spell:

While silent, whitened ripples ice and bleed.

[Ray Wilcockson, July 2015.]

© Ray Wilcockson (2015) All Rights Reserved.

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