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The Friday Poem: Your Mona Lisa Smile

Each Friday Benicia Patch will publish an original poem. If you would like to submit your own poem please send it to benicia@patch.com.

Your Mona Lisa Smile by Larry Chrispyn

I have see the Mona Lisa hanging in the Louvre
I have viewed the Sistine Chapel and El Prado too
And I know for certain
No work of art compares
To the work of art of God
To the loveliness of you

 

Here is the commentary by Patch poetry maestro Jeff Burkhart:
At the September 4th "First Tuesday Poetry Group", former Benicia Poet Laureate Joel Fallon suggested that we put forth a concerted effort to have Benicia named the "Love Poetry Capital of America".

It was then I reached out to the group to submit poems for publication in the Patch and lo and behold, sitting next to me was Larry Chrispyn who immediately handed me two wonderful love poems. Larry harkens the age old romantic image of the Mona Lisa in it's enigmatic beauty and mystery and reminds his love as he reminds us all that art created by the hand of man pales in comparison to God's creation of women.

We of the Benicia First Tuesday Poetry Group are duty bound to express such feelings. After all, Benicia is destined to be the "Love Poetry Capital of America"!

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"The Black Panther of Poetry" September 07, 2012 at 07:41 PM
Thank you Larry Chrispyn, your poem is pretty and reminds me of a beautiful song by T.G. Sheppard(google it) I've seen this world From corner to corner There ain't much ground That I haven't covered I've drank its wine I've tasted its pleasures I've known some love And I've known some lovers If there's one lesson In the livin' I've done The best things only come Along in numbers of one There's only one Eiffel Tower One finest hour One New York town One 5th Avenue There's only one Mona Lisa One Leaning Tower Of Pisa One Paris and there's only one you I've been a king And I've been a pauper And everything there is in between It took some time To know what is timeless But I've found and Learned what that means I'll never leave you, girl 'Cause I know the catch The wonders of this world Will never come with a match There's only one Eiffel Tower One finest hour One New York town One 5th Avenue There's only one Mona Lisa One Leaning Tower Of Pisa One Paris and there's only one you There's only one Eiffel Tower One finest hour One New York town One 5th Avenue There's only one Mona Lisa One Leaning Tower Of Pisa One Paris and there's only one you There's only one Eiffel Tower One finest hour One New York town One 5th Avenue There's only one Mona Lisa One Leaning Tower Of Pisa One Paris and there's only one you

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