Special Preview… Art and Poetry
Our team at POETiCA REViEW have been eagerly anticipating the world-renowned artist, Petar Meseldžija’s response and permission (which we now have) to feature his fantastical and enigmatic painting, Saint George and the Dragon on our website, accompanied by our editor’s sardonic and provocative poem of the same title. We hope this association between artist and poet will please you in some small way! All and any comments welcome on our contact form!
Saint George and the Dragon
after Petar Meseldžija
Here he comes now, my very own Conan
the Barbarian, knight-errant,
Chippendale, all rippling biceps
and six pack, leather
posing pouch, and armoured shin pads,
astride his trusty charger,
about to slay the two headed Drago
in this arcane call to adventure, asserting
his manhood, his cock-sure fidelity
as if to ensure his proper place
in the Pantheon of virility.
Don’t worry if it all appears a bit raw,
I’m a woman who knows her own mind,
having seen a thing or two
on the seedier side of legend.
To be entirely honest, I don’t get out
of bed for any less than a stack
or a rack, even for the dragon.
Bottom line, this is no porno. This is art.
If only I could contain myself. Not that I’m being premature,
a man who suffers with erectile dysfunction, brewer’s
droop, or any other plague on the male libido. For my sins,
I’m no white knight, but a mercenary, not just a beefcake,
all testosterone and bestial dance routines, but a man
who never shies away from a fight, not just a heart throb,
but man-at-arms, man of art, and all round dragon slayer.
If you want the full Monty, it will cost you an arm and a leg,
or in this case, the snaggle toothed hide of the hydra.
Okay, I grant you, the male ego can be fragile at times, but let
me tell you, I wouldn’t mind digging a ditch with Zena,
warrior princess in her high heel boots and silk stockings.
Not that I’m fixated just on the derrière, but a one way
trip to the moon with her ‘do-or-die’ arse, whitewashing
the back fence, kissing the star of love, getting twisted
with this determined dominatrix, might well be the best ride
of my entire life. Just to reiterate, I am not a homosexual.