Fortuitously I heard a deliberation for a while
Paying attention it seemed, the visitors were discussing my smile
"Magnificent" one exclaimed, "sfumato" the other said,
And bound to hear all this, I started to see red
They stared at me as if, my 'smile' was a quiz
one of them came close giving me one of his
they came up with varied words, adjectives I guess
a moment settled with one, and the next turned to reassess
Passionless to their turmoil, I diverted my attention
to fix it upon 'that' day in an act of retrospection
Beautiful day it was, with flowers all around
when Da Vinci came up to me and said "my muse, I found"
He asked me to sit still, in any place I chose
and until he finishes his painting, never change my pose
still it irks me to think, how much he disapproved
when due to an annoying insect my fingers I slightly moved
The crowd discussed about him, some said he was amazing
But my concerns grew, for my veggies were kept for braising
It started in the noon, and the dusk was here
thinking about the time, just grew my fear
"Just smile" he said, and I was forced to agree
but there were fears in me to an adequate degree
So the smile I gave, developed out of mixed expression
"Ambiguous" is how to others it gave an impression
Yet in this museum, the deliberations didn't seem to settle
I decided to be quiet, owing to their confused fettle
At last they said "what a great painting 'he' drew"
"And Oh! just see how imaginative expressions 'he' threw"
If Monalisa was real and could speak, how she would explain the painting?....just an imagination...