nude in the sunlight

somewhere in some museum

pierre-auguste renoir has a painting

i’ve seen it in a book

somewhere inside of me

i can see you as the model with

the barret drawn from your hair

and your shoulders flushed with color

what is not inside of me is the thought

that i am the impetus for the color or

the artist with broad and gentle brush strokes

and while you will say that is my problem

i can say

that you will never understand

the pleasure that picture has for me

View gemboy's Full Portfolio
Starward's picture

In thirty years of reading poetry, this is one of the finest love poems I have ever read, online or off.


[ * /+/ ^ ]