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Velvet Nude, Revisited   2 comments

Valvet NudeVelvet Nude Painting Purchased in Okinawa, 1968 — Reframed for this presentation by kenne

Velvet Nude

In the company of Elvis and Jesus
Sharing the velvet boom years
More than a recognizable profile
Not meant to depict an actual person

Reflections of elegant simplicity
Nude, on blue satin
Classic reclining style
Engagingly staring away

Not a Magritte, Nor a Picasso
A Japanese artist’s
Signature painting
Unfamiliar by name

Swept away by her allure
Taking a prominent place
In our sparsely furnish
Fatima village two flat

Traveling with us
From the China Sea
Always finding a place
Central to our being

Over the years
She never changed
Let, her importance
Began to diminish

A victim of new attractions
And changing attitudes
Her black velvet lost to our
False sense of maturity

Stored away among
The relics of our past
Only to be resurrected
By our aging memories

On display in our gallery
Of  framed memories
Where we leave and return
As neighbors sneak a peep

— kenne

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