Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Mona Lisa Smile

"...Is your smile to tempt a lover, Mona Lisa,
or is this the way you hide a broken heart?"

Two lovers, in a photo.
Two faces, side by side.
His, smiling joyfully, upside down.
Hers, right side up, with a quieter smile.
So quiet as to suggest:

A moment of emotional stillness.
A respite from the struggle.
One quarter-second of serenity.
Is he the one?

By Professor Batty


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was absolutely charming and dead brilliant. Am saving this for posterity.

Thank you so so so much.

- RS.

Blogger Professor Batty said...

... you're very welcome.

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