PHOENIX RISING JULY P.A.D. TRAVELOG – DESTINATION: THE LOUVRE

Louvre

The Louvre or the Louvre Museum  is one of the world’s largest museums and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (district). Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet). The Louvre is the world’s most visited museum, and received more than 9.7 million visitors in 2012.

Some of the famous pieces of art housed in the Louvre include:

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Venus De Milo

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Mona Lisa

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Roman, portrait of Marcus Agrippa,

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Italian Renaissance painting, Portrait of an old man and his grandson, Ghirlandaio,

In Ekphrasis style, use one of these works of art as your muse and write its poetic equivalent.

 

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32 thoughts on “PHOENIX RISING JULY P.A.D. TRAVELOG – DESTINATION: THE LOUVRE

  1. William Preston

    THE COMPLAINANT SPEAKS

    Robbers
    in old Milo
    were slick and audacious:
    they would steal the shirt off your back.
    To arms!

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  2. MARCVS

    Get A grippa,
    mighty warrior
    of noble Roman stock.
    Yovr featvres are chiseled,
    a classic nose,
    strong chin,
    probing eyes
    fixed in seriovs stare.
    Jvst one qvestion.
    Who does yovr hair?

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  3. To view
    the Louvre
    you need to queue
    and queue
    and queue.

    Buy the book instead.

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  4. MIO NONNO

    Teach me aged one,
    show me the ways of life!
    I am young and you are
    here to guide me in this world.

    Times are changing,
    yet it is all so new to me.
    I depend on you to be.
    Teach me aged one.

    Soon you will be
    too old and I will be
    prepared to care for you,
    show me the ways of life!

    I cherish your gentility.
    You have given so much
    and I wish to help you now.
    I am young and you are

    most deserving to be cared
    for and celebrated. I am
    elated that it was you who was
    here to guide me in this world.

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  5. DE MILO

    Hey Venus,
    goddess of love
    you are the epitome to me.
    I can see your beauty clearly
    your image is dearly cherished.
    Baby, you’ve got it!
    You are the queen,
    be you Shocking Blue,
    or in Blue Jeans.
    So if you will,
    thrill me with a love
    who shares your charms.
    (But be sure she has two arms?)

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  6. July 8 – The Louvre

    Mona Smiles

    Mona smiles from behind the glass
    Draws attention from all who pass
    Her eyes speak volumes mysteriously
    Her mischievous gaze shines seriously
    With paint on canvas immortalized
    For all to gaze into Mona’s eyes
    And wonder why the playful smile
    A wonder I’ve had for quite a while

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  7. I’m not mad about the Mona Lisa, but I love your poem.

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  8. Giving Comfort

    Everyone experiences fear.
    You will get over what frightens you,
    Ghirlandaio, as you grow older. Look at me.
    I am an old man, no longer handsome
    or charming. You are a young boy
    with many adventures ahead. Look out
    the window at this beautiful land
    we live in. Being educated
    gives you the whole world, my boy.
    Now give your grandpa a hug,
    dry your tears, and tackle
    your fears. You have a long way
    to go.

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  9. […] PHOENIX RISING JULY P.A.D. TRAVELOG – DESTINATION: THE LOUVRE […]

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  10. Trying to play catch-up so my apologies for lack of commenting time…

    Here’s a little one…the pyramid(s) have always drawn my attention so I chose to focus on that this time.

    https://wordrustling.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/pyramid-du-louvre/

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  11. connielpeters

    If one had painted
    the Mona Lisa today,
    would people like her?

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