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Mona Lisa -page 5 of 6

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Mona Lisa -page 5 of 6

He taught her English
Mona means Hopes in Kadesh!
Lisa? Honey’s dish… Sparkle! 

Amazement’s high hill?!
Hopes Sparkle is the "Bliss’ Pin"
Did saints read a page on hill?!

Try to wrinkle the
Picture… flat on table’s kit
See volcano erupting?

Saints stood round the hill
Around Jesus on His rim
He surrendered his spirit!

Her forehead is spirit’s show
The sides’ cross… Her two eyebrows 
Her collar… Saints’ pray revolves!

Mona likes liquor
Giant hill with a twinkle
Younger than Tibet’s wrinkle!

Mona is a clock
Three years yet below her mock
Looking at unworthy flock!
Page 5 of 6

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  1. Date: 4/20/2009 7:35:00 AM
    Nadia, I'm left without words... your writing is outstanding and the story you see in Her is amazing. Great work! There IS a mystery, seemed to be seen... :) Hugs you! Keep writing!

  1. Date: 4/18/2009 6:20:00 AM
    You weave dark and light, unweaving myth from truth ... and so well ... one word: beautiful!

  1. Date: 4/14/2009 3:03:00 PM
    There is a lot of thought written in this, great work...Raul

  1. Date: 4/11/2009 6:46:00 AM
    I can't wait for the next one, Nadia. Great series of poem. The alliteration and the flow of your words are amazing. Love your work, congratulations. Ruben.

  1. Date: 4/9/2009 3:23:00 PM
    How I love your Mona Lisa series, Nadia! I think you have examined the painting from every angle with your poetic eyes. OUTSTANDING work! Love, Carolyn