Poetry of the Soul

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. ~Thomas Gray

So Says Art April 19, 2010

Filed under: poetry — laurenmichelleotheim @ 10:43 pm

Have you ever noticed that in paintings it is only the

women who are allowed to lounge about in bathtubs

listening to the siren call of the robin from the tree

near their window?

Men are forced to flex their muscles in awkward

poses never finding repose unless fishing by a stream

which is not all too relaxing for they are cursed into

the temperature of the air or the freeze of the mountain

water and are often thrown from one to the next.

Women chose their leisure sudsing in bubbles up to

their chin, flower petals floating on the surface.

Or, so says art.

(c) Lauren Otheim – 2010

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12 Responses to “So Says Art”

  1. brian Says:

    i like a hot bath on occassion…dont know if you want a painting of it, but…

    • laurenmichelleotheim Says:

      Haha, I’m good, thanks! :p I know guys and girls do both those things, I just found it interesting that you only (generally) see art depicting one side of each so I decided to explore that idea

  2. real so well..
    you rolled this one open with a wonderful choice of words..

    art is nothing but a huge mirror – reflecting itself

  3. trisha Says:

    movies too. 🙂

  4. So true indeed and the way you put it, it is just so interesting and amazing=D Thank for sharing this^^

  5. buttercup600 Says:

    I just started taking art (painting) class and this is so beautifully stated…loved it and thanks for sharing x

  6. how true is this? very indeed. good subject choice and well written

  7. Jingle Says:

    Glad that 3 people come,
    visit them back if possible,
    u have done outstanding job this week,
    keep it up!

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