Heard a programme on Magritte today,
The Belgian artist much admired
Whose traumatic childhood came to play
A decisive role which has inspired.
A faithless father, mother’s trauma
Her suicide post World War One
So many moves, a constant drama
Escapism in films his fun.
Georgette his wife appeased his soul
And his cynical approach assuaged
Yet memories buried deep soon stole
The limelight on each canvas page.
Known in the Sixties for design
His posters won him world acclaim;
He remains hermetic for all time
Surrealism is his middle name!
René Magritte: Nov 21, 1898 - Aug 15, 1967
(c) Poet in the woods 2013