On Fauvism Oh the sea greens and iridescent blues, Bleach-blended hues in patches construes. A giraffe in negative against rules normative, Oddly shaven zebras aren’t very proportionate. Purple-limes and yellow-oranges, The citrus, the fruit, the colourings. lions and tigresses don multi-coloured irises, Perched licking through strawberry-flavoured surfaces. Against violet-tinted wheat fields in winter, These wild beasts roam thither. Frill balanced fruit platter on hat- no wait, it could be a cat, Nothing but a woman’s scorn leering back. Pear-shaped lemons dance outside the dinnerplate, The goldfish keep forgetting their lily pad mandate. Jungle men, parading waddling hens, Behind teal storks' imitated crane bends. A free-form perspective, elephants barking at the moon, All residing outside the artist’s palette-scraped spoon.
Giuseppe Gillespie – October 2021
Cover Pic: Woman with a Hat by Henri Matisse 1905