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REPERCUSSIONS (Cezanne, Gauguin, Monet, and Van Gogh)

 

Mont Sainte-Victoire breakfast

Strangely snow blinded

Yet able to welcome

Swift arrows of sun

Bowing to the dawn

Espresso early song

Sharpening the appetite

World ceiling almost-bright

 

Tahitian naps under

Sun-sheltered trees

Salt-soddened

Hair and skin

From wild tides

Somnolent sighs

Tasting coconut milk

On sleeping lips

 

Tokyo teas

Jasmine tips the tongue

Cherry Blossom petals

Beneath sandaled feet

Delicate treats

Wooden shelter

By a bridge to nowhere

Into a dreamland of peace

 

Camargue nights

Savoring incarnadine wine

Big Dipper

Capturing hearts

Over a starry Rhone

Following us

As we float home

To rewind the day…

 

(c) 2017 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

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MOCK-UP

 

World’s biggest fake book

Now on the internet

All those free chords

Melodies and words

Illegal, royalty-free

But hey, ever hear of the

Free library?

Writers have had work

Stolen since Ben Franklin

Came up with the concept

So maybe the internet is

An artist’s equalizer

Poets and writers

Painters and musicians

Creations free to a good home

Fake books may

Often contain unusable information

But I’m still grateful

For all the work

Bestowing power to the people

 

© 2016 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

“USING ILLUSIONS TO RECREATE ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS”

 

A quote re Paleolithic paintings In Chauvet Cave

Southern France

Scientists learned their lesson

Opening up Lascaux Cave

In the name of sharing knowledge

Yet wall paintings there

Destroyed by bacteria and mold

Introduced by visiting tourists

So a vast replica was built

Just for tourists to view

Incredible animal paintings

Originating 35,000 years ago

Who were the artists sketching

With charcoal and red ochre

Etching the stones

Exploiting the relief of the rock

To create forms, shadows

Expressing the animals

Roaming beyond the entrance fire

Who were those talented, fur-clad artists

Ancestors of today’s painters,

Poets, musicians

Who must produce

No matter the cost

Did they feel alienated

Or were they prized by

The tribe

As holy illusionists

Revealing, interpreting

Life through their

Intuitive hearts…

 

© 2016 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32403867