you’re sure that’s madonna….

A Classic Art ChallengeHere we are at the fourth round of another poetry challenge between my good friend  Jade and myself. This time, the writing will be prompted by five paintings, ranging from classical to modernist. We hope you will enjoy this as much as we do!

Today’s painting is:  “Madonna of the Rabbit” by the Renaissance master Tiziano Vecellio (Titian)

on my way
i saw this poster
saying that
the art gallery
had a picture of
madonna and her kid
so I checked
the guy outside said
sure do have madonna
so i went on in
every tuesday
it’s free
girl friend
that wasn’t the madonna
i know
there was this woman
being handed a child
in a field of green
now  there’s
i can identify with
coming from the projects
and a rabbit
touching her other hand
the picture didn’t say
a damn thing to me
but the docent said
it was a picture of
the real
guess that’s
why the rabbit wasn’t dead
that  immaculate conception thing
given the subject matter
and the possible
heavenly repercussions
i decided to study the picture
still couldn’t see anything
except for that old man in the back
i would have never
turned my back
on him
i thanked
the young lady for her time
and wondered
why in the hell
i had wasted