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PORTRAIT - Female with wine

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PORTRAIT - Female with wine

PORTRAIT – Female with wine

She’s looking off, chin lifted -
Some afternoon reverie –
This full-faced    blue-eyed    blond dreamer
A slim-stemmed glass of red is prominent, but barely sipped
Her expression (the redness in her eyes) is
Well    not a brown study   but surely not bliss
No    I’m guessing this musing has some soul-lingering favor –
A lover?
A loved one departed?
There is a certain intensity
A relaxed…fat preponderance
Her elbows on the table at rest
Arms, fingers cradling
Her long, flaxen hair sits atop both shoulders with a certain…
With  flowing sophistication 
Hope?
No.
More a doting resignation
“When the loving flame dies
Smoke”









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  1. Date: 10/24/2012 2:47:00 PM
    I've just taken a trip to the art museum and enjoyed the old Dutch Masters? Am I correct. Nicholas Maes is one of my favorite-are you familiar with his work? Also reminiscent of "The Girl with the Pearl Earring" by Vermeer-you've captured your subject beautifully.

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 6:11:00 PM
    Her chin tilts as she catches my eye, I look to the side and down/ the scent of soup wafts from the kitchen..a folded white cloth napkin lays across her thighs ...Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 2:46:00 PM
    good it's posted here. THis is an awesome study of a painting.

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 2:45:00 PM
    Very descriptive and expressive work..I could almost see the scene..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Sara

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 11:00:00 PM
    I see a picture from.your.words Daver. Was this taken From life? I think you have put well the air of sad resignation? quite a good write I say."

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 6:34:00 PM
    Another 'cool' conceptual poem from you, Dave. The questioning throughout, lends an extra dimension to this poem. My first guess of the portrait after seeing the title, was, "Girl With A Wine Glass"(something like that!? -- he had several)by Vermeer. But after reading the poem, I realize it has to be a different portrait. Which one is it?

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 6:11:00 PM
    Very good poetry. Deep piece my friend. Michael