Arty Limericks! The first in a short series of poetic treats by AHA alum Harriet Israel

An ode to Amore Dormiente

 

Love by traditional inkling:

A mischievous child with eyes twinkling.

Imagine instead

love lying half dead.

What was Caravaggio thinking?

Composed on AHA Spring Course, 08/2/11

 

The painting is Caravaggio’s ‘Sleeping Cupid’, painted in 1608 when the artist was based in Malta. It now hangs in the Pitti Palace in Florence.

 

Please send us your arty poems – we’d love to see and share them with our followers! Email alex@arthistoryabroad.com

 

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