Cherry Pie Afternoons

Posted by Paul F. Lenzi on July 19, 2016

Poesy Plus Polemics Words of Wonder, Worry and Whimsy

“A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” by Georges Seurat


punting the Seine

languid sun painting green island picnics

baguettes roughly burrowed with brie

dewy succulent grapes

pinot noir sipped from crockery cups

passing flashes

of what might have been

a gentleman’s life

never lived

cherry pie afternoons

top hat strolls on rive gauche

placid fin de siècle scenes

breathing only on canvases

hung in my lilac wood mind

too old by two centuries

too far removed

by an ocean twice crossed

ungently with bloodlines of peasants

Source: Cherry Pie Afternoons