30 June 2011


Pannier 6/30

In the painting
Renoir has made Paris
a city of umbrellas
which I can’t argue
And sympathy lies
with him because
who hasn’t seen a field
of black canopies and not
wanted to take a photo

The woman without
has a large picnic basket
but swings it as if empty
she is smiling and has
admirers –

She is delighted by the rain
by the sudden kiss to her cheek
that she had a basket
of umbrellas and sold
every one –

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