in the presence of a short arsed ghost

close to the blank canvas

about to be turned into yet

another eyebrow-raising masterpiece

he selects the first of certain hand worn brushes


with his beautiful imagination on the loose

begins skilfully daubing.


If Toulouse had been looking over his shoulder

standing on a chair no doubt

with his bespectacled and critical eyes,half closed

he would have seen his own influences

being reborn once more

◄ Lennon's old wheels

age of clarification ►


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Mon 1st Jan 2018 19:21

great artist indeed Jemima. Blimey! that IS spooky Pat and Stef we'll have to see if Rose is psychic and before Fridays euromillions!

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Jemima Jones

Sun 31st Dec 2017 16:37

I adore Henri Toulouse Lautrec's Parisienne themed masterpieces so much that I have the odd print hung here and there around the house. This indeed as keith says, enchanting. And I love the humour you have thrown in for good measure Leon. Thank you. Jemima

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Sat 30th Dec 2017 23:17

what is spooky here is the fact that the very film you mention Leon was actually on last night

wonder if Rose has psychic powers? brilliant piece man!

P&S xx

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Fri 29th Dec 2017 16:09

did as you suggested Rose and came up with Moulin Rouge?
keep my peepers open for that one in the future.

and ? to you Keith

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keith jeffries

Thu 28th Dec 2017 13:27

Leon, there is something entrancing about the last two lines which captures my imagination. I like this poem. Thanks. Keith

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Rose Casserley

Thu 28th Dec 2017 12:47

fab poem dude. Reminds of that fab film if you haven't seen it the one with Jose Ferrer playing the part of Lautrec.

I forget the title so you may have to bung the actor's name in the google machine

Rose ?

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