DA VINCI DENTISTRY
Uncouth, unschooled in art, that’s what you’ll say of me.
I’ve tried and tried so hard, but I still have to see
da Vinci’s Mona Lisa mythic, mystic smile,
allegedly bewitching folks even from a mile.
It seems to me she parts her lips quite daintily
to let a drunken hiccup out quite gracefully;
or stop a vulgar burp, hyperacidity,
or hide those nicotine-blackened teeth artfully.
But truth to tell, nothing in her mouth’s symmetry
remotely resembles a smile with mystery.
Perhaps, she’s toothless, some dental deformity;
believe you me, I took up ortho-dentistry!
– Rom Naces
notes by the author:
Ambot ngano, dako-dako man unta ang grado sa humanities class namo gihatag sa ako by the late Atty. Ed Cuenca (former scholastic classmate ni former Fr. and Tom Palmeri)..
Pero hangtud karon, bisan unsaon nakog lutok ug aninaw niananggyud koy nakita nga, art-wise, big deal gyud lugar kaayo…para nako, overrated, over-analyzed, over-exposed, over-romanticized lang kini siya..nowadays daghan kaayo giant billboard ads along the highways sa mga devastating beauties gyud…asa ra punita si Mona Lisa…. or bugok lang gyud tingali ko sa art appreciation. .hehehe.. portrait,
Although many articles and books of praises have been written about her.. to me dili kombinsing.. so sa among klase naay akong gisulat nga ‘speculative lines’ about this alleged work of art