The Meal, 1891, by Paul Gauguin
The children sit with folded hands
And wait for the meal to begin.
Dressed in their best with manners on display,
They wait for the hostess to sit down and pray.
The hands that held the knife
Juiced the lemon and set the table
Fold and begin.
The mother is first.
The painting prompt comes to us from Tess at Magpie Tales. Thank you Tess and happy Mother's Day to all. May you all enjoy a meal as fine as the painting by Gauguin suggests.