Me, Peaches & Sally

The Gleaners, by Jean-François Millet, 1857


The supermarket backed onto an ally

Where I would meet Peaches and Sally

We’d forage for a meal

Damaged goods sans protective seal

What would Millet make of our glean?

Would he photograph the scene?

Upload it as gritty commentary

And go viral while remaining sedentary

It may cause uproar at the inequality

We’d have a hashtag titled #grittyreality

But the next big thing would come along

And interest in us would sing its swan song


Poetry inspired by Jean-François Millet’s The Gleaners

7 thoughts on “Me, Peaches & Sally

  1. I love this, particularly the meal part…We should do more of these! I like the concept of basing a story, poem, prose -whatever it may be from a painting. Thank you for the inspiration! 🙂

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    1. Thanks Nina! yes, I’m up for using other paintings as prompts. Let me know when you pick one for a piece and I’ll do the same. This 30 day challenge has been an interesting exercise in finding all sorts of prompts and sources of inspiration. I think my favourite method so far is using nouns as per the DPchallenge “Ray Bradbury Noun List Twist.”

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    1. I think there is a greater sense of entitlement and desire for fame now – all those reality shows and the worst of the lot- the ones with minor celebrities trying to re-ignite their flame no matter what the cost…


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