Writing Poetry, Minimester A Poem for You to Consider
Greetings Gang, I am posting this poem for your consideration. Think about how you might talk about it as a workshop piece. What are its strongest points? Are there missed opportunities? Consider what is going on, if anything, formally. Be prepared to talk about it.
On Mondays when the museums are closed and a handful of guards look the other way or read their newspapers all of the figures step out of golden frames to stroll the quiet halls or visit among old friends. Picasso's twisted ladies rearrange themselves to trade secrets with the languid odalisques of Matisse while sturdy Rembrandt men shake the dust from their velvet tams and talk shop. Voluptuous Renoir women take their rosy children by the hand to the water fountains where they gossip while eating Cezanne's luscious red apples. Even Van Gogh in his tattered yellow straw hat seems almost happy on Mondays when the museums are closed.