Mona Lisa's Ghazal
. . . The result showed the painting's famous subject was 83 percent happy, 9 percent disgusted, 6 percent fearful and 2 percent angry. She was less than 1 percent neutral, and not at all surprised.-- "Scientists Figure Out
Why Mona Lisa Smiles"
I'm thrilled to see you dear! though not at all surprised
with barely a smidge of fear I'm not at all surprised
at times (might I concede?) you seem a tad disgusting!
but that won't impede my cheer! I'm not at all surprised
remember when you whispered "I love you" seven times?
I'm eight-tenths happy here! while not at all surprised
what critic called me "neutral"? for half a sec I'm miffed!
but let's make one thing clear I'm not at all surprised
if down the lane they're gossipping I'm pregnant? let 'em talk!
I deem them all my children (really not am I surprised)
mia vita! how you capture me! (after these endless sittings)
Leo! you're beyond all peer! but well no I'm not surprised
the river (in my background) it's from hills (outside my frame)
hey you brought a jar of beer? that's cool! (unsurprised)
when Mona confided how she might desire you as her painter
her happiness became clear? & you weren't (sweet doll) surprised?