On Seeing Bosch’s “Garden of Earthly Delights”

garden of earthly delights s

it’s like
you know
like totally
too too much

garden left s

Like basically

garden middle s

I mean
you know
really really

garden right s


I mean

just wow!

You know?


NaPoWriMo wants us to write a poem today incorporating everyday speech.  This is a bit tongue in cheek, but, like, actually, people so really do talk like this.

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I did my collage based on a section of Bosch’s painting, above, a while ago, and have been waiting for the right words to go with it.  And the original work of art is in fact actually iconic and seriously like:
just wow!

For real.



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26 responses to “On Seeing Bosch’s “Garden of Earthly Delights””

  1. merrildsmith says :

    OMG! Like this is just so, real, you know? Like really.
    Your collage people are totally saying this.
    (And Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights–perfect.)

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  2. Gilles Labruyère says :

    Your collage, I love. I see the inspiration from Bosch ! Bravo !

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  3. Desdi says :

    You got there first and stole my idea.
    Now I have to think. Hmmmmmm…

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  4. Claudia McGill says :

    I love this collage. Imagine this whole crowd talking like that all at once. Ugh !

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  5. erbiage says :

    Ha ha this is fun

    Liked by 2 people

  6. D. Wallace Peach says :

    Ha! I LOVE this. What a great commentary on that painting. You made my day. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Jane Dougherty says :

    You have put your finger on why I find modern American speech so cringe-making. I’m certain that in the old films (Bogart Bacall type films) they didn’t speak like that. The accent has changed, got much more nasal, and the way the voice rises at the end of a non-question makes it sound permanently querulous. Don’t forget the nodding heads on fragile neck stalks either. That chatter I can imagine as they are all being poked into the flames by demons they never imagined, and deny exist at all. Brilliant!

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    • memadtwo says :

      Thanks Jane.
      Upspeak, where did it come from? I share your feelings, although it makes me laugh every time because it’s so strange to hear it coming out of the mouths of grown up people who presumably have jobs and educations. Completely devoid of substance.
      It’s slightly better than Trumpspeak, which does not make me laugh.


  8. Leonie Andrews says :

    That could easily have been the soundtrack when we saw the painting ‘in the flesh’ so to speak last year – except we could hardly get close for people taking selfies with it.😭

    Liked by 2 people

  9. rivrvlogr says :

    The collage is perfect for this.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Manja Mexi Movie says :

    Hhaha, a fun poem and the entire post.

    Liked by 2 people

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