PoaBL – SIXTEEN

He came across some

Postcards

Unravelling piles of papers

With annotations

But mostly correspondence

Of family members

Of his elderly friend.

A portrait

A face drawn with stark

Shadows

An interesting expressive

Depiction of a self-portrait:

Leo Maillet’s “Moi”

An etching dated 1945.

His eyes with a penetrating

Look

Right thru’ the viewer

His lips curled in an angry

Mood.

Another card showing

“Red in Anger”

A watercolour with faces

In tense expressions

Some white overlay blotches

Set against a dark moss-green

Background.

An inspiring work

Yet the poet’s spouse thinks

Nothing of the work

But then he is not at all

Concerned about other opinions

Being inspired by Millet’s work

Taking home some detail

Or other to transform it

In his own work at random

Whenever the mood or an

Opportunity arises.

POSTCARDS.SDRACTSOP

zoltanzelan

ZJG-POetry’19.

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