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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