Nice and easel(y) does it.
What really made the Mona Lisa smile?
This is a subject that has perplexed me for quite a while
When de Vinci took his brush in hand
Had he this vision already planned?
Also tell me how was Shakespeare so prolific?
Did he always set out with thoughts specific?
Is he as much read today as he was heretofore?
Or do this present generation consider him a total bore?
Lennon, McCartney, Jagger, Cohen, Dylan et al
The modern day poets whose words millions can recall
Wordsmiths, who paint pictures for the modern age
In which golden oldies I know of continue to engage.
Major artists with a brush and quill
Continue to paint, musical pictures and expose a perfect still
There will always be a market for the classic painting I propose
And as I sit here writing this, I’m wishing a classic pop song I could compose.
Alas poor Yoric this time, that is not to be
But to write a poem – now there is a possibility
My writing, will never make me a millionaire
But once I’m rich in words do I really care?
I will always try to paint a picture interwoven with such words –
That someone someday might just compare them to that of the Bards.
C. J. Black∁β