Rosa Bonheur

Form: Pleiades
Theme: Art
Subject: A cigarette

She wore her hair cut short
Smoking on cigarettes
Seeking consent in law
So to wear male attire
Stepping out into art
Strutting paint on canvas
Statements of masculine

Author’s Note: Rosa Bonheur ( 16 March 1822 – 25 May 1899) dressed as a man, she painted like a man, and she was one of the most successful women of her time. She was the first female artist awarded the Legion of Honour (1865) and the first woman to become an Officer of the Legion of Honour (1895).