PORTRAIT - YOUNG GIRL, SEATED, WITH VIOLIN

Written by: daver austin

                     PORTRAIT  
YOUNG GIRL, SEATED, WITH VIOLIN

Scanning…

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
	
Scanning…

Hey!
This is no artist!
Her music lay rumpled, scattered on the floor
If the Kruetzer Sonata, it has been badly played
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*Beethoven’s brilliant, stormy Sonata for Piano and Violin