Chopping the supporting branch

Chopping the supporting branch

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Caption: Chopping the supporting branch, Whole folio An emblematical miniature illustrating the thoughtless, absurd, and familiar act of the person who chops or saws off the branch upon which he is seated. Sala critiicises the man's lack of foresight.The scene illustrates a love poem dedicated by Pierre Sala to Maguerite Builloud Image taken from Love Poems. Originally published in France; early 16th century.

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Keywords: absurd, branch, comical, french and spanish, historical, history, humor, humorous, humourous, love, love poems, loving, male, males, man, men, plant, plant parts, plantae, plants, tree

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