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Below is the poem entitled ALLUSIVE PEARL which was written by poet Cyndi MacMillan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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A look encourages the inspired brush, offers budding umbrage.
Beauty absolves his ego with incandescent blushes. 

Ophelia, reborn, undermines light, accentuates darkness. 
Eternal temptress in blue opens lips untouched by another’s. 
His eyes take in the opal skin, unique features and he envisions 
grace immortalized by ordinary glaze. Unfazed, she assents to
ebullience, fortuitous intrusions that orchestrate her unveiling.

Strangely, all the emollients fluster in paint, occasionally curdle. 
Umber requires attention, demands extra care, intricate layers 
of pigment. Unfaithful thoughts attend sessions, each sitting. 
Indigo scarf occludes silkiness under the allusive fabric. 

Embers colour irises, shades of regal ultramarine. Virginal, 
a subject ethereal, newly immured by obedience that underlings procure.  
Assured but exposed, his inamorata, now ornamental, smiles unwarily.
Luminosity assaults canvas, eclipses reason, indulges mixed oils 
with unbearable sensuality. Again, he endures lust incarnate, flesh.
O, he’s undone by art’s sweet etch that is both overt yet untenably vague.

A pearl earring cannot incur nor obstruct carnal urges, fantasies. As Vermeer* 
effaces her innocence, he obscures desire’s ulterior.

*Johannes Vermeer is a Dutch painter known for his masterpiece, Girl with a Pearl Earring. Nothing is known of the model. This is solely free-falling imagination, not factual. To see the painting, please click on the about this poem link. For further information I recommend:

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  1. Date: 11/7/2013 10:45:00 PM
    Excellent connection with the girl with a pearl earring, Cynthia

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 9:52:00 PM
    Cyndi,, congrats on your winning poem *** Always & Forever ***LINDA

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 3:59:00 PM
    awesome win................SKAT

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 9:27:00 AM
    Your poems are never without great thought, insight and magic........this is no exception! Not to mention a difficult challenge using con/vow sequences! Wow!

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 12:31:00 PM
    Hi Cindy well done a fine win love xx

  1. Date: 4/5/2013 7:37:00 AM
    Wow, Cyndi this is rich-- in imagery and the words that you chose are just so impressive! So cool how you weaved your own spin to how Vermeer painted that famous painting...I sure hope this places high in David's contest -- sending you soupmail though!! I spy with my little eye, sneaky vowels, I, I, I!!

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 2:55:00 AM
    Hmmmm...great poem from a great poet!!As you have not mentioned below the contest name,few people will understand it is for David's contest.

  1. Date: 3/12/2013 10:34:00 PM have a great imagination and your use of words is superb !!

  1. Date: 3/12/2013 9:54:00 PM
    My ... my!! An amparalleled use of lexicon! Great write (as usual!). Craig will fall in love with this "pearl"! My best wishes. Ruben.