Babette's Feast

The head of garden state has cut the deck
Accredited cards dealt face up
Surprising wine in his cup
Bad apples on his plate
He agrees to disagree with any given mandate
Following a path that can’t be made straight
He will not bargain with the Queen of Hearts
Serving aces, reforming raw materials
As if that is enough

A feast of famous faces are sitting in a circle
Making deals, muttering small talk
While Shakespeare’s sister recites the Lord’s Prayer
The fatted calf of the poor man is divided equally
Paschal blood is poured into the taken cup
Bought at Vanity Fair
The writers guild are sipping on a simple twist of fate
John the Baptist has yet nothing on his plate
While Judas priest has seen the dying of the light
Mary Magdalene is scoffing bread and butter
The banner overhead is love
But understanding lays in the fourth corner of the loft
In the ruins of a rainbow kite

Barrabas is waiting upon everyone
Standing on the table
Proposing a toast to man’s empty praises
While Hitler and his witches sound like Donald Duck
Laid out, wasted on the right
Decisive moments portrayed by the hand and the knife
Underneath vespering skies
My second hand has risen in mid summer’s evening sacrifice
Twinkle twinkle little star, the prince of peace leads musical chairs
Only the quiet man and the good woman who rose before dawn
Have brought anything to the table
The fiddler has excused himself and is climbing to the roof

Babette's Feast


Kingston Heights, New Zealand

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Artist's Description

Surreal poem that is not finished. If anyone has anything to bring to the table then please mention it to me either as a comment or bmail.

Artwork Comments

  • Lisa  Jewell
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