Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? Gauguin

by Jerry Ratch


Two angels walk in a dark cloud arm in arm

discussing the nature of good and evil

Walking along in flowing robes now that nakedness

is forgot, and they both stare at the same eternal thought

with their heads bowed as serenity is the only thing

weighing them down now. One nude sitting on the blue

ground stares up at them, scratching her head as they

glide by. A young boy with his middle covered by a loin

cloth reaches for fruit, stretching from the bottom to

the top of the painting. And below, a group of women

sitting on the ground beside a baby lying on its back

with its face turned away toward the blue shadow

with a blue dog looking on

Where Do We Come From What Are We Doing Where Are We Going - Paul Gauguin - www.paul-gauguin.net