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Love Will Triumph

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Love Will Triumph

In an era long since passed, an Oriental carpet adorning the 
floor from far off lands seems to object to the
leopard skin beneath a fair maiden’s feet, yet this English lass 
seems oblivious as she stares blankly at the floor 
in deep contemplation of her sweetheart and suitor 
standing a respectable distance from her 
with his top hat humbly held in his hand.

His countenance is one of uncertainty, quite ready to
plead his veracity and intention should her father care
to honor his sincerity with an understanding ear.
He feels a bit consumed and cold standing near 
the grandeur of the unlit hearth.

He is attired in his finest to court his fair maiden though 
little notice is taken from her stern yet loving father who only 
wants to see his daughter marry into a dignified and wealthy
family that will elevate his own standing in the community.
The young maiden’s mother is trying to sway her husband’s 
judgment in favor of the young man to appease 
her daughter’s romantic affections.

The young maiden’s mother, dressed in an exquisite expensive
pale pink ensemble makes a stunning statement of breeding 
and manners as she softly coaxes the kinder side of her husband
to appear by placing both hands lovingly upon his breast.
Her father’s clenched fist reveals his determination not to give in.

The lovely maiden spent hours readying herself for this special
occasion, the day in which her young man would come to ask
her father for her hand in marriage. She had been trying to calm
herself by embroidering his initials on a dresser scarf until
her young man arrived, as evidenced by her sewing container opened
partly as she hurriedly placed the scarf back in when he arrived.
Now listening to her father’s words of rejection she holds little hope
of a future with her beloved and contemplates her life without him.
Yet as her mother pleads her case for them to be together she knows
there is very little her mother asks of him he can say no to.


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  1. Date: 1/5/2014 3:41:00 PM

    Second reading - Have you heard the story of Clara and Robert Schumann. As I recall - understand, harr, harr, it was a bit before my time - Clara's dad was unrelenting and nearly ruined an immortal marriage. Same with the Brownings wasn't it? I've forgotten. Love, Dave

  1. Date: 11/2/2013 11:49:00 AM

    You leave some hope at the end of the poem. Hope this imaginary couple gets together in another poem by you. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 1:46:00 PM

    I really love all the details you were able to pull from the picture and include so eloquently in your poem. I'm sorry it took so long for me to get around to reading ,and congratulating you on your win! (I've been out of sorts) But I'm glad I finally read this today. :)

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 6:11:00 PM

    Skillfully and brilliantly well penned. Love your style and the steady flow. Kudos! Baron Of Ebullion.

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 3:40:00 PM

    a very well written piece; it tells a story true to the painting and you managed to incorporate all the little details - congrats on your win! :)

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 2:01:00 PM

    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 11:57:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win Connie, this is just represents every bit of the painting...xx

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 7:22:00 PM

    Excellent poetry Connie, congrats on your win xxx

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 6:37:00 PM

    just stopping by to congratulate you on your fine win :)

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 5:12:00 PM

    Congratulations, Connie! This is a beautiful poem! Perhaps the longest poem that is within the scope of the painting. I believe that allowed the intense, powerful, and varied descriptions. It takes me right back to that ornate room because everything is so faithfully associated with the painting. Good Job!

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 4:44:00 PM

    dear sweet connie, look it here. you got third place. A very well deserved win. BIg congratulations to you.

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 5:48:00 PM

    wow...love how you told the tale of the painting...you penned this one to perfection! Good luck in the contest :)

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 5:27:00 PM

    Wow, Connie, this is so stunning, and feels as if I am reading a wonderful best seller novel.......I don't want it to end. Wonderful descriptions!!

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 8:25:00 AM

    Hey there sweetie. I am off to school now with my new home stay girl. SUre hope this one does well in the contest. It's a stunner like I said before. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 11:38:00 PM

    Hi Connie, A well crafted write...Nicely done. Ken

  1. Date: 9/8/2013 11:17:00 AM

    YOU WROTE THIS SO BEAUTIFULLY ...I'm Envious!

  1. Date: 9/8/2013 2:21:00 AM

    you painted with words an excellent piece

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 11:45:00 PM

    connie, you did this EXCELLENTLY. You described with great detail the different little things about each character in the painting and I think everything is spot on. I sure hope it places high in the contest. My sonnet is like a Readers' digest version of yours. haha.

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 8:51:00 PM

    Wanted to know more! Glad she has some hope! Lovely narrative! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 6:37:00 PM

    Yup yup... men! LOL thanks so much for stopping by do enter my new contest. I hope all is well with you & yours? Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 9:10:00 AM

    Right in the style and content of Jane Austen or a Middlemarch. I like the scene and the hint of hope. Love, daver

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong Date: 9/7/2013 5:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wow Dave, What a compliment you pay me. I adore Jane Austen and the movies that have been made from her books. Thank you so much! Love, Connie
  1. Date: 9/6/2013 5:11:00 AM

    Inch by inch interpretation of the picture, surely a winner