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Sunday Morning, 1891 - Edmund Blair Leighton

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Sunday Morning, 1891 - Edmund Blair Leighton

O' lovely maid, in solitaire so fair of cheek and silken hair A wistful look upon her face It matters not that she is late This Sunday morning at the gate she halts as if to hesitate and looks around with hopeful chance as if to take a second glance for someone whom we cannot see who stands in shadows out of view to join her in the morning dew. Perchance her love will join her there and stroll with her in autumn air She waits a moment at the gate with silver threads laced over blue a shawl of pink and flowered hat in pastel shades of vast array Blended scents of wild bouquet where grasses grow beyond the road in golden waves of amber hue Flowers sprouting here and there A steeple sits upon the hill A stroller on his way to church admires with secret glance I wonder if she'll stroll the path or if she'll turn the other way to walk until she finds a place to sit and pray, or fall from grace... Or worship God in her own way embraced by Sunday's autumn day
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Inspired By Isaiah Zerbst's Contest: Edmund Blair Leighton Paintings

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  1. Date: 3/28/2013 9:31:00 PM
    I like the embracing feeling... a graceful poem.. congrats Carrie... always~ Linda

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 8:15:00 PM
    Beautiful piece and well deserving of the win. You really painted the scene!

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 2:50:00 PM
    Just gorgeous, Carrie. BIG congrats for your win.

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 1:14:00 PM
    Beautifully descriptive write.. I was there !!! Congrats on your poem and for taking me into the painting.

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 11:05:00 AM
    I completely agree with Isaiah's comment below. Your descriptions made me feel as if I walked right into your painting.. er, I mean poem :) Straight to my faves!

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 7:24:00 PM
    I congratulate you on your winning place in my contest, Carrie! Your poem is perfect for what I visualised the contest as being. In other words, your powerful descriptions and quaint language make me feel as if I could walk right into the painting. Magnificent job of writing this poem!

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 9:42:00 AM
    Goodness..look at this metered write! dern if you don't have iambic meter nailed! So very Victorian! Thanks so much for stopping bt my writes. Light & Love