Pablo Picasso b.(1881-1973 Spain) famous iconic painting ‘Weeping Woman’ is the artist’s protest about the bombing of Guernica. It was completed in 1937 and depicts the horror , pain, fear, grief and emotion women were experiencing though the tragic loss of their loved ones in the war. This is a poem I wrote for a completion that I was running at the time. I have plans to bring this feature back on Bookstains as they were great fun!
A Weepy Conversation
Weeping woman why do you cry?
Muse to genius such as I!
Your tears spill down and spoil my paint!
Too much emotion! No restraint!
I give you fame – yet still you weep!
A bottomless well that runs too deep!
No gratitude – just endless tears
For sharing my creative years!
My precious tears are not for you!
Do not suppose that they’re YOUR due!
Your latest muse usurps my place
These tears are JOY upon MY face!
Lynda M Roberts 2010
PS There’s a new poem over on Bookstains
My earlier posts about Picasso Picasso Pops up
Happy Birthday Dear Pablo Picasso
Happy Belated Birthday Picasso