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Sunday, April 17, 2011

DAY 17 – PA PROMPT – BIG PICTURE - POEM 4. The Big Picture

 About ten feet across

Leonardo painted

that last Seder supper



Passover, Palm Sunday

Could be joint celebrations

If not for an unpretty portrait

Painted for political purpose

Passed around and down

Through Inquisitions

To ovens

To less catastrophic castigation



Leonardo painted

That supper that

Might have been a supper last

But not a rendering

Of manipulated guilt

Purposefully misplaced
 
In that magnificent canvas

That could have been

Symbol of room enough

For all at the table

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