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Sit Down LIke Matisse

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Sit Down LIke Matisse


Sit down like Matisse 
with coloured paper and scissors 
and cut a red Eastern poppy - 
papaver orientale! 

Stare at goldfish in a bowl, 
consider your life in art; 
what it's done for your soul: 
luxe, calme et volupte.

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  1. Date: 3/9/2011 5:26:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one of PoetrySoup's contest. The best to you in the finals Ken. Love Carol

  1. Date: 1/13/2011 9:45:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poem this week Ken. May you have many more. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/12/2011 1:24:00 PM
    I like this idea, but would like it much better if I could understand the last lines. Congrats on the selection. Dave

  1. Date: 7/26/2010 11:58:00 AM
    Loved both poems for their originality and imagery - the first verse, in particular of 'Sit down like Matisse' - my favourite artist!

  1. Date: 7/26/2010 4:50:00 AM
    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Ken. Wishing you the best in your writing endeavors. If you have questions please feel free to ask anyone here. We are all willing to help and if we don't know the answer we will find someone who does. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/25/2010 1:52:00 PM
    Very good - is that Vulgar latin ? Well done all the Uberis !

  1. Date: 7/25/2010 11:06:00 AM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup.. so enjoyed reading your very creative write tonight.. with luv..

  1. Date: 7/25/2010 3:15:00 AM
    smart,, and enjoyable poem. Enjoyed your thoughts here, have a nice one,..p.d.