July 23, 2012

The Da Pinci Mode

The gasp around the gallery
sent the artist into orbit
What those bristles couldn't paint
from coloured oils and sorbates.

The lick that kicked the end of lines,
Bolds that battled blues
Spending admiration time
and holding up the queue's.

Wine was served with cinnamon,
to tantalize the tongue
And onwards went the whole shebang,
as aesthetic arms were flung!

This dark and late edition,
was the killer of the show
The price rose like a whore's skirt - 
as far as it could go!

A cheque for half a million??
The closure of the night!
This was the greatest art success
sold under fierce arc light.

The buzz soared through his veins now,
he craved another sale
Made a phone call to his sibling,
badly needing to prevail.

"I'd love another painting, sis!
Can Lucy do the deed?
I'd collect it after twelve.....
another fortune guaranteed!"

"Well, dear brother, we're in luck -
it's back to nursery tomorrow.
I think she'd spare another 'pixcha'
for her Uncle Len to borrow!" 



Brian Miller said...

The price rose like a whore's skirt -
as far as it could go!...haha, very nice....lol

that it was done by a child and sold for that much...i love that...

Helena said...

Gee, that was quick, Brian!

Jinksy said...

Almost enough to make me want to start selling my own creations! Hehehe!

Ginny Brannan said...

Ah, such great fun! Wonderful capture!!

Tess Kincaid said...

Clever one...thanks for the giggles...

Daydreamertoo said...

Hahaha... that is soooo true! An elephant can paint 'abstract' art and it sells...lol
Hilarious take on the prompt (giggling)

Laurie Kolp said...

Love your rhythm and rhyme... so much fun to read aloud. Thank you!!

Hey Monkey Butt said...

Very nice, loved it!

chiccoreal said...

Dear Lena~ Adorable~ hehe~The old adage "my kid coulda done that" takes on a new meme~ LOVE it~ hehehe~!!!

Jenny Woolf said...

Some good lines! I like it. I have been thinking this is a hard prompt, one I couldn't do myself.

Helen said...

Rhyme, title and funny story in your poem ~~ all great!

Other Mary said...

Hahaha - love it!

Kutamun said...

I cant escape the image of those pretentious art shows with all the chardonnay sipping intelligentsia present, and Pro Hart totally dumbfounded at what they are pYing for something he did with a paintball gun in his back shed ! M thanks mate

Steven Cain said...


hyperCRYPTICal said...

Brilliant, just brilliant!

Anna :o]

Bee's Blog said...

Everyone has said "brilliant" and I can't fault that. Yes, brilliant!