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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Comments

  1. Bjorn says:

    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.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Bjorn,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it šŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  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.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Glenn,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it šŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  3. blogoratti says:

    Fascinating to read, thanks for sharing!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Blogoratti,

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  4. Gayle Walters Rose says:

    I’ve always loved that painting…a nice one for your inspiration. Lovely, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Gayle,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it šŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love šŸ˜€
      xoxo

  5. You’ve beautifully captured the mystery of this painting with your words.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Linda,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it šŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love šŸ˜€
      xoxo

  6. Misky says:

    Truly beautiful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Misky,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it šŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  7. Grace says:

    Such is her allure and mystery ~ I specially like:

    veiled beneath the sheets the shadows
    and she are one.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Grace,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it šŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love šŸ˜€
      xoxo

  8. I see all kinds of images in the “secrets… behind her olive eyes.” So vivid. ā¤

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Magaly,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it šŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love šŸ˜€
      xoxo

  9. PSC says:

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

    Love that!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello PSC,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it šŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  10. Michael says:

    Just lovely Sanaa, you are right what secrets do lie behind those eyes….you have to wonder don’t you.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Michael,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it šŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  11. OH! Always, ever, your last two lines. Stunning.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello De Jackson,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it šŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love šŸ˜€
      xoxo

  12. The metre of your well-wrought poem pours light onto the subject, lifts mystery into clarity.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Vivienne,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it šŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love šŸ˜€
      xoxo

  13. JAMSHED AZMI says:

    Nice one. I feel almost like Iā€™m eavesdropping on secrets. Thanks for this post.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Jamshed,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it šŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  14. Bryan Ens says:

    Your poem evokes the same mysteries as rhe painting. Beautiful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Bryan,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it šŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  15. Vermeer is one of my favourite Old Masters. I think his own life is analogous to your poem of The Girl with The Pearl Earring.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Petru,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it šŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  16. debi says:

    “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.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Debi,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it šŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love šŸ˜€
      xoxo

  17. Gina says:

    Absolutely adore your interpretation of that image…the closing lines made me shiver šŸ˜€ XXX

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Gina,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it šŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love šŸ˜€
      xoxo

  18. Anusha Das says:

    Like her gaze your poetry dazzled me too…good one

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Anusha,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it šŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love šŸ™‚
      xoxo

  19. Vijaya says:

    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.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Vijaya,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it šŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  20. lillian says:

    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.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Lillian,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it šŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love šŸ˜€
      xoxo

  21. Mish says:

    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~

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Michelle,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it šŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love šŸ˜€
      xoxo

  22. Bekkie says:

    Your words ring as mysterious as the image! Lovely, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Bekkie,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it šŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  23. Ava Hypatia says:

    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!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Ava,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it šŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love šŸ˜€
      xoxo

  24. Jae Rose says:

    Those last two lines are a divine end to this poem – you really showed us who she was – and it shines

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Jae Rose,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it šŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love šŸ˜€
      xoxo

      1. Nan Mykel says:

        Simply lovely. Empathic.

        1. Sanaa says:

          Hello Nan,

          Thank you so much, so glad you liked it šŸ™‚
          Highly appreciated, lots of love šŸ˜€
          xoxo

  25. Barry D. says:

    The painting and the words are both beautiful and stunning. I sense a great deal of subtext in both.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Barry,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it šŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  26. Old Egg says:

    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.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Old Egg,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it šŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  27. 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¤

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Khaya,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it šŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love šŸ˜€
      xoxo

  28. gillena says:

    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…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Gillena,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it šŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love šŸ˜€
      xoxo

  29. Amrit Sinha says:

    What story does your word reveal ! I love the sense of subtle mystery in this piece … beautifully done!

    http://livinglifegreenspeck.blogspot.in/

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Amrit,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it šŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

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