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Akshaya Pawasker


Oh Monalisa


Oh Monalisa! Your beguiling smile,
with a radiance that pervades across a mile.
Breaking all barriers, defying time and tide,
adoring gazes upon you from places, far and wide.
Adorning many a kings abode,
that you have come to dwell,
driving people to larceny,
such strong is your spell,
Connoisseurs of art, driven to bitter strife,
whether a bohemian or a devout wife.
So surreal, so arcane, one painter’s pride,
or his own likeness, infused with colors of life.
Aura transcending centuries, surpassing generation
still you enthrall, never cease to beckon.
Thousand unspoken words,
behind an enigmatic smile,
immortalized in a portrait never to be defiled.

Submitted: Saturday, September 07, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 09, 2013

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  • Heather Wilkins (9/13/2013 8:48:00 AM)

    Mona lisa is as popular as ever she refuses to leave the scene. will exist forever. good imagery (Report) Reply

  • Kavya . (9/13/2013 5:34:00 AM)

    another beautiful painting of Monalisa in your poem Akshaya.............an amazing write (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (9/12/2013 6:26:00 AM)

    Monalisa`s enigmatic smile is reportedly an illusion and the trick played in its painting by its master creator has been interestingly discussed by many.The melancholy hidden within the profundity of beauty painted is perceived by Da Vinci and I too join Valsa ma`ms tribe by giving a 10 for you Akshaya. (Report) Reply

  • Abhishek Mishra (9/11/2013 10:15:00 PM)

    Beautifully composed poem with a soothing freshness....loved it: -)
    please do check my poems and comment if you find them worth. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (9/11/2013 7:52:00 AM)

    A wonderful write Akshaya.... each line pregnant with significance! The spell of Monalisa's enigmatic smile continues to charm many, even after several decades! For this beautiful write, you deserve a 10 (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (9/7/2013 1:08:00 PM)

    Beautiful write Akshaya. You have portrayed beautiful Monalisa...I was just thinking of writing a poem on Monalisa but you hit it sixer, outside boundary..Well no choice left for me to describe it.
    Loved the way you portrayed. ++++10 (Report) Reply

  • Aswath Raman (9/7/2013 9:24:00 AM)

    Really wonderful write Ma'am! Monalisa is ever expected to be a mystique that Da Vinci has created and you have portrayed it beautifully! (Report) Reply

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