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Face In Firelight--Briton Riviere

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Face In Firelight--Briton Riviere

As twilight now comes, we view a fair maiden, flushed by the fire, in the hush of the room after spending her day, where the heather was strewn The stroke of the brush, shows a blush on her cheeks She's enthralled by the flame, while a red setting sun, says a farewell to the day, while she sits in her chair as the light dwindles down As she sits by the fire, while she waits for her tea There is smoke in the breeze, and a whippoorwill song There is dusk on the meadow, and dew on the hill as the moonlight enhances the old window sill She sits and reflects, in the warm amber glow As the evening is fading, and the fire burns low With Tabby, her cat, her one faithful friend, Who sits in her lap, and purrs soft and slow She will muse for awhile, dream of a far distant lands She will dream of true love, as the brush strokes will blend She will imagine her mate in the red fire's flame while the stroke of the artist, will take us along Transported by art, transported in rhyme We are swooned by the paint, and the thoughts that have bloomed that capture this girl in the room.
________________________________________________________ For Isaiah's Contest: Briton Riviere Based on his painting :........"Fire-Fancies" http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fire-Fancies-Briton-Riviere-Repro-oil-painting-/160376412482

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  1. Date: 7/19/2013 9:02:00 PM
    I truly love this, Carrie! Congratulations on a wonderful win! Definitely a "Keeper" ...one of my favs. Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 4:52:00 PM
    congrats on a great win Carrie..

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 4:45:00 PM
    Congrats on your great win..Sara

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 1:21:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win Carrie love xx

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 8:29:00 AM
    Hi Carrie, ... congratulations... Luv~ LINDA

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 12:52:00 AM
    wow,Carrie, I think if I had seen this painting, I'd have written of it too. I love cats on my lap but did't see this one, so I did one with dogs! I really love where you took this. Big congrats.

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 9:58:00 PM
    Carrie, this is nice.... congrats... luv ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 8:05:00 PM
    Congrats Carrie on your winning poetry, it's an excellent read xxx

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 7:04:00 PM
    Carrie this is brilliant. Congratulations on your fabulous win. Warm Smiles,Connie

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 5:44:00 PM
    Colourful poem! Almost makes me want to be a painter! I am struck by the drowsiness and the peace of this poem. I think I have been "Transported in rhyme". It takes me right into the painting. ~Thank you for commenting so nicely on my winners; some of them look like they don't get very many, so I am sure they are grateful.

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 3:45:00 PM
    Felt the warmth of the fire while reading. Congratulations! SO beautiful!

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 1:58:00 PM
    Okay, I haven't tried this yet but I know I'd have no hope for first because this is magnifique!! What a mind you have Carrie!!

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 8:33:00 AM
    All I can say is WOW!

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 6:38:00 PM
    You've put your quill to the canvass and created a beautiful painting for us to enjoy thank you Carrie, xxx