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Below is the poem entitled PORTRAIT - YOUNG GIRL, SEATED, WITH VIOLIN which was written by poet daver austin. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Her dress commands the scene,
Stifling the beige background drapes,
Flowing, engulfing a plush, roseate sofa

Can this have been a concert,
Either before or later?
Well? …What?
Does she actually play the violin she holds on her knee?
Or is it afterthought?

Such a pretty young miss,
Hair across her breast in one thick, long tail,
Face picture-painted, simple, no passion

This is no artist!
Her music lay rumpled, scattered on the floor
If the Kruetzer Sonata, it has been badly played

*Beethoven’s brilliant, stormy Sonata for Piano and Violin

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  1. Date: 5/27/2013 12:23:00 AM
    I didn't see the portrait of this 'young miss', Daver. However I did listen to "Kruetzer Sonata" on youtube.:) Vibrant, emotive; and a piece that would require subtle courtesy and a common ground between the violin and piano. Perhaps 'no passion' remained after the explosive outburst? This probably doesn't make sense.:) Keep well...Love you, Mikki

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 1:02:00 PM
    A picture paints so many words. Just me dropping in to say Hello, my friend. It has been a long time. I an well and happy and still writing. I have posted chapter one of a new novel I am working on. Hope all is well with you Dave. I think of you often. Elaine

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 10:56:00 AM
    Oh, what a traumatic moment you have captured, Daver, the defeat of a young artist before the master. Very touching, enjoyed it.

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 2:36:00 PM
    Ok, I did find this, ?starlet?, and though the bravery seemed at her minimum, to be with the greatest interest in the wooden object betwix her digits, a puzzled look made interest of the art which you drew mine 'own' interest my poet friend ! Thanx for this trail ! Have a wonderful weekend Dave.....much love, james

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 5:39:00 PM
    Dave, please drop a name ! Please tell me the name of the artist, and maybe even a web site to view this art work you were so inspired to entice your readers with fine sir ! Truly an awesome write ! Did ya get ta see the painting which I wrote you about ? Anywho....have a wonderful weekend dear poet....send me this web site....much love, james

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 9:26:00 PM
    Do I detect a bit of jealousy here my dear poetic friend ? I looked up Beethoven's', Kruetzer Sonata, and my, what an exciting advertisement for his Sonata ! Great write sir ! I recomend that everyone check out the picture. I't's on, under, picture of Beethoven's, Kruetzer Sonata. Awesome Dave ! Have a great evening sir....much love,james

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 7:54:00 AM
    Daver - Your imagination is a wonderful place. Thank you for having me listen to this wonderful sonata. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 6:50:00 AM
    Ahhh!!! So the music lay crumpled 'pon the floor..I do that to music..Ha!!Enjoyed reading this morn..Sara

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 3:08:00 PM
    yes, the one I just saw at PFT. AWesome lines, Daver!! If you go back to my poem on the ferret, I finally put up the link you can copy and paste to see the "ferret poodle"

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 1:56:00 PM
    You intrigued me so much as to go to youtube, and familiarize myself with this sonata again............. I love the poem, and the fact that you were so taken away not by the music, but by the beauty of this violinist! Charming poem!!

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 1:22:00 PM
    interesting piece with a twist.. you were so engrossed with her beauty you missed her music... great write!.. nice to read you again after a long while, daver..:) huggs!