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Love Will Triumph

A genteel couple of an era past -
there in the center of their parlor stand.
Their daughter sits nearby, eyes downward cast.
Her face displays a tinge of sadness, and
across the room, by an ornate fireplace,
a boy that I perceive to be her love
stands with uncertainty worn on his face.

To all who view the scene, the topic of 
this painting seems quite clear: the household’s head
does not seem pleased. He’s glaring at the lad.
The wife is calming him from something said;
although the circumstance might be quite bad,
she softly speaks with one hand on his chest . . . 
and love will triumph, for good wives know best!

For the Charles Haigh Wood Poetry Contest

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  1. Date: 10/17/2013 4:16:00 PM
    I can picture this as your describe it so well. nice one. love phyl

  1. Date: 10/5/2013 9:08:00 PM
    Great beginning and ending, Andea, but the middle is decidedly outside of the painting, placing emphasis on the viewer rather than the subject in question. I hope you don't mind the criticism; I am just letting you know so hopefully you will do really good next time. You do have good rhymes here. Outside of the contest I am really fond of this sonnet. Especially that last little line ;)

  1. Date: 10/3/2013 3:45:00 PM
    congrats on your win, andrea, I remember commenting on this one before, I knew it would be on the winners' list! :)

  1. Date: 10/3/2013 6:40:00 AM
    congrats on your win Andrea

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 2:05:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 9:12:00 PM
    It is interesting how everyone in this contest viewed this painting, and interpreted it in their own unique way. This poem was very nicely written, Andrea, it has great flow and rhyme. Great work! Congratulations on your win!...Thank you for the kind comments. They are much appreciated!

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 6:58:00 PM
    we all viewed it and some had similarities but each created something different...nicely done Andrea...congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 6:41:00 PM
    Good wives most certainly do. Congratulations Andrea.

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 6:29:00 PM
    Though it's way down the list lol for you Petal haha, I'll still offer my congratulations. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 9/11/2013 7:14:00 PM
    I haven't seen the picture Petal but I believe I know it intimately now, it reminds me of me lol. On more than one occasion haha. Kids !!!!!!!. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 9/11/2013 6:22:00 PM
    a very nice sonnet here from the sonnet queen! I have yet to write something for this contest...and your punctuation is always IMMACULATE, andrea! ever since you blogged about it, it has kicked off something akin to OCD in me! I've been studying my punctuation book and realizing I'm quite shocking with some of it! haha no you didn't miss my birthday, it's imminent, but I'm not telling when! hehe

  1. Date: 9/9/2013 2:20:00 PM
    Very nicely done! This goes very well with the painting. I enjoyed it. Good luck in the contest! I have also written a poem titled, "Love Will Triumph", for this contest. Please, read it sometime....Thank you for your kind comments. It means so much!

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 2:15:00 PM

  1. Date: 9/6/2013 1:55:00 PM
    perfect description of this pic, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/6/2013 11:25:00 AM
    Really a beautiful poem. Such situation is seen in many cases in life. Nice observation. Good luck in the contest. Loved always my sweet friend, bl

  1. Date: 9/6/2013 11:13:00 AM

  1. Date: 9/6/2013 10:24:00 AM
    Yep! Pop is always worried about his daughter's boy friends. Love, daver

  1. Date: 9/6/2013 5:31:00 AM
    Nicely done Andrea. I enjoyed perusing your poem this morning.

  1. Date: 9/5/2013 11:15:00 PM
    Dear Andrea, Silver words spring from your fingertips onto the page with glowing ease. Very lovely indeed, now I must go see the picture! I am sure this will be popular in the contest.

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 3:56:00 PM
    A gentile interpretation. A temperate hand can keep peace when all around are flailing. Peace. :) Good Luck in the contest Andrea.