U is for Underbreath


UNDERBREATH is a subdued voice; a rumor

Manilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol

Manilyn Monroe

With six toes in her left foot?

So what’s the ishoe

Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci

Oh Mona Lisa

Self-portrait of Da Vinci?

With her, I smile

A Pair of Shoes by Vincent Van Gogh

Bought in flea market

Shoes of a peasant woman?

And Vincent wore them

The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci

Mary Magdalene

She was in The Last Supper?

John where are you then

For Jingle Poetry on Art, Music, Poetry

Any other rumor out there?

Any truth?


71 Responses to “U is for Underbreath”

  1. ladynimue Says:

    Interesting post !! lovely rumors πŸ™‚

  2. A.B. Thomas Says:

    Too cool!I suppose one of the rumors around my part of the globe is presented by a Creationist museum just up the road: the Earth is only 6,000 years old and dinosaurs are just a scientific conspiracy against the concept of God

  3. Very clever and fun! The Mona Lisa and Van Gogh ones are my favorites. πŸ™‚

  4. Jamie Dedes Says:

    This is fun. Thank you! Needed a smile. Like Marilyn best … but they’re call clever.

  5. You certainly add an interesting bend to the world. Great fun!

  6. clariice Says:

    Lovely artsy piece – delivering the voice of the original poets. Keep it up!

    • bendedspoon Says:

      And if they could speak…
      Marilyn — “I clipped it already, Okay?”
      Da Vinci — “You made me smile!”
      Van Gogh — “Shoe many speculations!”
      Da Vinci — “Next time accept the supper invitation!”
      Thank you and blessings to you! πŸ™‚

  7. haggishead Says:

    a lot different than other poems – perhaps thats the reason why I reall ydig it πŸ™‚

  8. Teri C Says:

    These are so darn fun and clever!!

  9. Mary Magdalene
    She was in The Last Supper?
    John where are you then

    Loved this one very much πŸ™‚ Good question!

  10. lolamouse Says:

    Such fun to read! Very clever.

  11. Krisse Says:

    How cleverly done with this theme, great write!

  12. Becca Givens Says:

    So much fun … very creative take on the prompt! It is always a joy to visit!

  13. Iris D Says:

    Cute take on fact or fiction poetry. Interesting and unique. I give you 6 toes up!!

  14. chimnese Says:

    This was a whole different approach but I love it.

  15. These are so fun. I’ve heard all of these except about Marilyn and we had the Warhols at the museum where I’m a docent. Wish I’d known that one!

  16. mairmusic Says:

    A fun series!

  17. fiveloaf Says:

    speculative believe is a problem all art lovers must address- great message bended.. my potluck.. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/02/13/a-chinese-love-story/

  18. Ann Says:

    Thank you, Princess πŸ™‚

    Rumours? I have none … but I have a truth πŸ˜‰

    Christ the Lord is risen indeed!! May you experience the joys of Easter over and over again.


    • bendedspoon Says:

      Oh yes, He is risen! Thank you so much Ann. I have experienced Easter a number of times in my life — good to be back from death :)Huggs and blessings to you.

  19. Sam Says:

    Spoon I like. like . like a lot…:-)

  20. seabell Says:

    Very interesting approach to art! The six toes is new to me…

    • bendedspoon Says:

      The rumor started with Joseph Jasgur’s line, “Norma Jeane had six toes and I can prove it with this picture on pages 72 and 73” in his book “The Birth of Marilyn: The Lost Photographs of Norma Jeane”. He had a shot of Norma Jeane (before she became Manilyn Monroe)in a California beach wherein she seemed to have 6 toes due to a clump of sand in her foot. The funny thing is he has other photos in the same book with only 5 toes.

      5 or 6 toes — she isn’t Manilyn Monroe because of her toes!
      Enjoy the day with your lovely toes πŸ™‚

  21. Debbie Says:

    Oh Rea Sonshine! Your U poems are unique and ubiquitous. Okay, that might not make sense, but I was trying to use u words in my comment. ugh. ha!
    God bless U and yours, now and always! You are doing great!

  22. Olivia Says:

    okay! This one again is splendidly done!!
    I loved the observations and the stories spun around those.. πŸ™‚

    Very well done.. πŸ˜€

    Hugs xox

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Thank you Olivia! How far are we going to dig deeper? If ever we get to the end, how can these change lives for the better? So serious, lol!
      Have a fantastic day πŸ™‚

  23. Ina Says:

    Hi Bended, great work. Maybe John was in reality a woman? Hm. Or he had the day off? πŸ™‚

    • bendedspoon Says:

      John is actually in The Last Supper as he is one of the 12 disciples — Mark 14:12-26.
      No day off for that wonderful man! πŸ™‚

      I am only trying to say that if somebody refute something he better have all the bases covered and not raise more questions.
      Peace and blessings to you πŸ™‚

  24. dragonkatet Says:

    These were wonderfully written, spoon! πŸ™‚ Haiku gossip, who’da thunk?

  25. Fun idea! Especially love the last one.

  26. yelena m. Says:

    Awesome work here, especially enjoyed the one about Vincent :)Thank you for sharing.

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Thank you. Interesting claims on that shoes… Enjoy the day, shoeless — it feels good to feel the earth sometimes without shoes πŸ™‚

  27. Jingle Says:




  28. wow! awesome, fun and now work to discover if they are rumors or not πŸ™‚ enjoy the rally!


    • bendedspoon Says:

      Glad you had fun! It won’t make a difference (for me) if there’s truth in it — Mona Lisa will still have the same smile. Enjoy your day! πŸ™‚

  29. booguloo Says:

    ishoe? Brillant!

  30. jmjbookblog Says:

    I hope you had a very Happy Easter! πŸ™‚ Time sure flies…”T” already! πŸ™‚

  31. Chatter Master Says:

    How are U so creative? I so look forward to your thoughts and musings and ponderings! πŸ™‚

    • bendedspoon Says:

      It ends this way for somebody who can’t come up with a soulful poem! To think it’s a dream theme for real poets.
      Huggs and blessings to you Colleen πŸ™‚

  32. You calling me? Mary Magdalene is my baptised name.. So, hmm, as usual, I can’t help but you know, flow into your poem… *hehehhe*,

    I like the last one best.. It is just so playful yet that’s what many claimed.. *HUG*

    A great write for U…

  33. First of all I can’t believe U are already at U although I should have suspected when the last letter was T! Wish I could remember some rumours..will have to wait for the thoughts!

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