Your Masterpiece

Aglow with Mona's
known mystique

that elegance of
Madame X

those scintillations
in a Klimt

Pearl Earring 's eyes
to empathize

like Venus coiffed
to mesmerize

direct as Frida's

but look: no Warhols

no Lichtensteins
can illustrate

and no Picassos

no pointillists
will punctuate

elusive truths
of your pure art

much less the splendor
of your heart.

Your Masterpiece © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Famous artworks and artists referenced in this poem:
+ Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa"
+ John Singer Sargent' "Madame X"
+ Gustav Klimt
+ Johannes Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring"
+ Sandro Botticelli's "Birth of Venus"
+ Frida Kahlo (e.g. "Self-Portrait" )
+ Andy Warhol (e.g. his Soup Cans )
+ Roy Lichtenstein (e.g. "Girl at Piano" )
+ Pablo Picasso , Cubist/Cubism (e.g. "Girl Before a Mirror" )
+ Pointillism / Pointillists (e.g. Georges Seurat) (e.g. "A Sunday Afternoon..." )
Submitted: March 31, 2020