Girl with a Pearl Earring

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Her spirit bade his dazzling gaze paint;
thus brilliance beneath the sun and its
saffron blaze. Though sweet illusion of
looks had delight; the passionate scene
ahead set the stage for plight.

What secrets lie behind her olive eyes;
Lo! she burned as constellation before
her staunch ideals. Hence we chose to
listen while others chose to shun; thus
veiled beneath the sheets the shadows
and she are one.

Hearing the earth change its tune;
Lifts her lips and kissed the moon.

 

 

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60 Replies to “Girl with a Pearl Earring”

  1. There is such mystery in that gaze, and it makes me very curious both about her and the painter… I feel almost like I’m eavesdropping on secrets.

  2. Nice to see one of your own prompt poems. The internal rhymes work very well, & the piece hints at mystery, danger, sensuality. I saw the film, but don’t recall her plight. I like your lines /thus veiled beneath the sheets the shadows/and she are one/–terrific word smithing.

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  3. “What secrets lie behind her olive eyes;
    Lo! she burned as constellation before
    her staunch ideals.” The other Mona Lisa with mystery in her face. Lovely poem to a lovely painting.

  4. A beautifully written poem.
    I especially liked these magical lines:
    ” thus
    veiled beneath the sheets the shadows
    and she are one.

    Hearing the earth change its tune;
    Lifts her lips and kissed the moon.”

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  5. I’ve not seen the movie nor read the book — it is on my list of to-dos. So must take the poem at face value — pun intended. And as I do — the final couplet is so very beautiful. And I always wonder when I see a portrait or a sculpture, what rally is behind those eyes at that very moment the artist is at work.
    Beautifully penned as always.

  6. You play with the mystery so well in your words. I especially love …”thus
    veiled beneath the sheets the shadows and she are one.” The imagery is divine. Thanks for joining in.

    ~Mish~

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  7. After reading your work, then reading its well received comments, I decided to read your poetry aloud, and to my joy, discovered its beauty and mystery all the more!

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  8. The eyes of the artist can produce a beauty in their painting that even the subject might be jealous of. This is because he had found something deeper than her skin that reveals much more. How well you wrote this poem Sanaa.

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  9. Love this painting, and the mystery that surrounds it. You’ve pointed out what I always I ask each time I see it, “What secrets lie behind her olive eyes.” Well-written, Sanaa.ā¤

  10. You have penned both her serene gaze and the lure of her lips a masterful painting of words.

    Thanks Sanaa for linking to Monday WRites today

    Much love…

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