What happened to you, Salvadore?

Born in 1904, long before the war.

A fine, handsome young man of artistic nature.

Barcelona beaches and galleries launched you to fame in 1922.

Awards with high praises were given to you.

How did you go from beautifully skilled,

Award-winning works like “Market”,

Lauded by the University Vice-Chancellor’s Prize,

To works in the 1960s so bizarre, Picasso paled.

You did indeed become surreal

And, sadly, to me, you did not appeal.

Your work spoke tortuous dreams

That may have been born of your zeal.

You left your mark,

But was it your heart?

Glad I never called you “Da’ling”, Dali.

Rest in Peace – I hope.


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