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Cockerel
(Picasso, 1938)

This double-eyed creature
with wide mouth & sharp tongue
is SURELY, Picasso, NO COCKEREL
flatfootedly strutting on a dunghill

 

but splendidly a cock
glittering & lightning-struck
dizzily defying his creator
on a dome-top.

Note

The words are intended to reflect something of the odd style of the drawing.

‘Here is no tiny earthbound cockerel, but a fierce & defiant beast splendidly fit - stuck high in heaven right next to Jehovah - for a  dome-top.'

(But maybe this is an exaggeration - he  merely struts, puzzled & startled, in his farmyard.)