Leonardo da Vinci – Mona Lisa

who are we
deep inside?


should the outside matter?
(more than our inner selves?)

are we pretty to see
but rotten to live with?

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Inspired by the latest Almodovar movie The skin I live in.

  1. If one so great was ever to paint me, I would cringe in my grave centuries later over the debates about my femininity. Can I not just be the perfect woman?

    You are so amazing, Nanda! I love your little poems, each and every one!

    • Nanda said:

      hahahaha. you know, when i wrote the poem and started looking for paintings to illustrate it this one was the one that kept coming to my mind… a lot of debate about it, about if it’s a she or he. but what’s the problem if it was a man? does it make the painting less value? those were the thoughts i had… and that’s why i chose it!

      • I think it was a perfect choice!

      • Nanda said:

        thanks, annie!
        it’s always fun to search for those paintings… 🙂

  2. I’ve quickly seen the first glance most physically beautiful women become hideous and the physically normal become very beautiful as I see what’s inside. And yes, I’m referring to beauty as seen by the eyes partially determined by what is seen in the soul.
    I love the poem!

    • Nanda said:

      thank you!
      i have some experiences like those as well! it’s so special to realize those kinds of things…

  3. WordsFallFromMyEyes said:

    I haven’t seen that movie, but I definitely like your poem. Excellent poem, Nanda 🙂

    • Nanda said:

      oh, i really recomend the movie! it’s impressive!
      thank you!! 🙂

  4. I haven’t seen the movie, either, Nanda, but a lovely poem and I believe the inner beauty is what matters most~

    • Nanda said:

      totally agree with you! 🙂

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