A poem, a painting and a small boy
Just came across this poem by Robert Browning on the website of Interesting literature.
It’s a very short poem with a long title: Rhyme for a Child Viewing a Naked Venus in a Painting of ‘The Judgement of Paris’. Written in 1872, it wasn’t published until 1925 over 50 years later. Browning used only four different words to capture an almost impossible to describe moment.
He gazed and gazed and gazed and gazed,
Amazed, amazed, amazed, amazed.
Photo credit: The Judgement of Paris by Peter Paul Rubens 1639 (Wikipedia)
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Rhymed word, and word, and word, and word:
Absurd! Absurd! Absurd! Absurd!
[sorry, I just couldn’t resist! 😀 ]
Love it! (Still like Browning’s version though!)