Jester’s Box

Jester’s Box, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB/META and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

The jester’s box , the statues locked
Deflating balloons, their heads be soon
Never in the sky will you see the moon
Agonized in pleated stone, nowhere to roam

Cast out from the castle, they freeze in gloom
Industrial factories, in background loom
No contemplation, except that of doom
Shadow lurching, motionless boom

Muses, muses, this can’t be true
What has this painter done to you
Fright in silence, shock fills the room
This lonely deck , forever their home.

The removed mask, has no task
It cannot cry , it cannot laugh
The statues stagnation, they cant ask
Disheveled togas, fading fast.

This poem I wrote about the painting ” The Disquieting Muses” by artist Giorgio Chirico. Just google search “The Disquieting Muses” painting.

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