Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Wife

Musician in the Rain by Robert Doisneau
courtesy of The Mag 203
 
Some called him wacky, and rightfully so,
a wife he created from his cello
 
which wasn't that bad, as he played very well
and counted aloud to his dear Annabelle.
 
At times he displayed this musical twist,
a mannerly man in the gray mist
 
but still some thought his mind seemed delayed
when off-key he hummed while looking away.
 

23 comments:

Linda H. said...

wacky? perhaps but can you blame him? probably less trouble than a real wife ;-)

Brian Miller said...

ha. eccentric...as with many an artist you know...there is def a relationship between man and instrument....smiles.

Susan said...

HaHa! A regular Duchamp of a poem!

Bethe77 said...

Love this whimsical poem! Im thinking I might agree that his cello maybe less trouble than a actual wife. Cute! Blessings

C.C. said...

Very entertaining! He might be a bit mad, but all true artists are :-)

kaykuala said...

Gives good music but never talks back. Most ideal 'couple' certainly. Nicely Laurie!

Hank

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love this so much! A cello wife!

Gail said...

I like the whimsical creation.

Kathe W. said...

Very fun and sweet! Cheers!

anthonynorth said...

Beautifully whimsical words.

Kutamun said...

The slight dissonance you have detected does cast doubt as to who exactly is a projection of who !

Cheers Laurie

planetcyberluz.com said...

Of course. The picture says it all:)

Helen said...

How delightful is this? Quite!

Tess Kincaid said...

Clever Laurie...thanks for the smile...

Sue said...

The artist loves his art…and the instrument of it! Cute one.

=)

mywordwall said...

I love this take. :-) It also reminded me of that Piano Guys video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKC-lRhvdNY

ON the other hand, your take also reminds me how art can be a jealous mistress, too.

humbird said...

Nice humorous approach :)

Vaishali Jain said...

"... some thought his mind seemed delayed
when off-key he hummed while looking away."

Makes me want to meet him someday. :)

Katherine said...

Full of whimsy, lots of fun to read!

Katherine said...

Full of whimsy, lots of fun to read!

Katherine said...

Full of whimsy, lots of fun to read!

Brandee Shafer said...

This made me smile and think of the love affair b/w Tom Hanks and the soccer ball in that one movie :) so fun

Judy Roney said...

I could have seen this scene through your words alone but the photo made me laugh. The ryhming was such a good choice for this photo. :)