Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Norman Rockwell Moment

Late morning.

Two curly-haired blonde boys -
seven and eight.
Bare feet,
mindless of gravelly sidewalk.
Summer clothes,
now too small
t-shirts baring bellies
shorts twisted.
Taller boy, gesturing -
younger one nodding
in rapt attention.

I wonder,
could warrant
such intense exchange
between them -
Too young for girls...
A big fish?
A home run?
A summer vacation?
News of this year's teacher?
What if mom finds out!

Oh, Mr. Rockwell, only you
could do justice
to their story.


twig said...

I can see those two boys clear as day. Their story will grow bigger and bigger until they get home to tell Mom of their adventures and discoveries!!!!

Jane said...
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Jane said...

The Norman Rockwell Museum is in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, roughly 90 minutes from our house. The originals of his paintings are enormous! He used live models for his work. Anyone visiting this area will not be disappointed with an afternoon spent at the museum, housed on the grounds including his studio.