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Sunday, October 11, 2015

A Limerick For Tess

George Tooker, self-portrait

George was a painter of trapped people with sad faces
He wrapped himself in anxiety and ignored the graces
His portrait with a shell
Told his story very well
While his act of art became quite efficacious


25 comments:

Blogoratti said...

A great and vivid piece, greetings.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Gail, cute limerick on George. Enjoy your day!

modern nomad said...

Brilliant limerick.
Did you do the artwork?

Victoria
www.afewsmallstories.blogspot.com

Sandra said...

he did indeed trap himself in this painting and is a tad on the scary side.

Sketching with Dogs said...

Wonderful poem, fits the picture perfectly!
Lynne x

rhymeswithbug.com said...

chuckle 😄

brudberg said...

I wonder what he really trapped... very good.

Lowcarb team member said...

Must admit I didn't know George, so I looked him up on Wikipedia

" George Clair Tooker, Jr. was an American figurative painter whose works are associated with the Magic realism and Social realism movements. He was one of nine recipients of the National Medal of Arts in 2007. "

This is why blogging is so good, you learn new things from lovely fellow bloggers.

All the best Jan

Elena Sands said...

Ah limericks...they make me so happy. :-) Good one.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Such a fun limerick!

hyperCRYPTICal said...

I didn't know of George Tooker until Tess' excellent prompt. You are right, sadness is his hallmark.
Anna :o]

Lynne said...

Great limerick . . .
So talented!

DEE DEE said...

This was sweeet

Susan Anderson said...

George is a new one on me! I like your limerick.

=)

Rosey Pinkerton said...

That's great! He does look a bit sad. Perhaps I should creep up behind him and tickle him!

Rosey Pinkerton's blog

Lowcarb team member said...

Gail - many thanks for your comments on the low carb diabetic blog.

I think 'George' ...George Clair Tooker's style is not to my liking either, but the verse you used on this post was good, and captured the subject matter well ... well I think so!

Have an enjoyable week ahead.

All the best Jan

kaykuala said...

Sad and puzzling look. Wonderful limerick,Gail!

Hank

Berowne said...

Magic realism, the best kind of realism...

Kutamun said...

Loquaciously Efficacious !

Anita said...

Trapped in a painting & expressing a tale, no a limerick :)

Tess Kincaid said...

Excellent...

Ankita said...

interesting! short and crisp :)

Ankita said...

interesting! short and crisp :)

Kathleen said...

Clever!

Georgia Koch said...

Bravo .. a brilliant limerick! Bastet

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