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That pensive look on her sweet face Just like a child of mine. Her eyes seem to follow you with Dominion that's divine. Northwest light on soft blush hued cheeks Her grey-green eyes lay bare Perhaps a secret rendezvous In enigmatic stare. Wet lips stained as if with cherries Delft blue scarf hides her hair... In penchant blossom of her youth Portrait of beauty rare. From her left ear hangs gracefully One solitary pearl. Melancholy hints, she may be A woman, yet a girl. May 3, 2017 Note: Johannes Vermeer's 'Girl with a pearl earring' c.1665 Mauritius Museum, The Hague. The Dutch artist was born in Delft in 1632-1675. One of the key paintings in Vermeer's oeuvre, this portrait resists all attempts at the precise identification of the sitter. It's charm, perhaps, lies in the fact that it is an evocative expression of timeless female beauty. I viewed this masterpiece in 2009. She has the entire wall to herself.

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Date: 12/22/2017 7:52:00 PM
Your palette of words matches that of the artist, beautiful! Best wishes Mick
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Date: 7/28/2017 7:08:00 AM
Beautifully expressed sweet Connie! I love the picture too. Thank you
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/28/2017 1:57:00 PM
Thank you for my great placement in your contest luloo! : )
Date: 7/15/2017 2:55:00 PM
i really appreciate the colour of this write Connie, also the suggestions you ply; so well portrayed to the reader.'
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/15/2017 5:09:00 PM
That is one of my favorite paintings and I got to see it in person a few years ago. She did not disappoint! This girl looks like my oldest daughter and I have it hanging on my bedroom wall. Thank you Joe. : )
Date: 7/15/2017 10:06:00 AM
A very informative poem on timeless beauty, Connie. Ty for enlightening me on the painter and the painting. It is a beautiful painting, as is your poem. Love always.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 7/15/2017 1:05:00 PM
Thank you so much Freddie. I had always wanted to view that painting and my last visit to Amsterdam we took a train to go visit the museum where it hangs. I wasn't disappointed. : )
Date: 5/26/2017 7:12:00 AM
indeed a lovely painting, and a lovely poem to complement it - congrats on your win in the contest!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 6/4/2017 7:27:00 AM
Thank you very much Charlotte. That means a lot coming from a talent such as yours. Hugs, Connie : )
Date: 5/26/2017 4:42:00 AM
Beautiful poem for a beautiful painting - glad to see this on the winners list. Congrats, Connie.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 6/4/2017 6:50:00 AM
Thank you very much Agnes. This painting has always been a favorite since I first laid eyes on it. : )
Date: 5/25/2017 9:47:00 PM
I'm glad this got a fairly good score because you did such a lovely job with it, Connie!! BIG congrats.
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Date: 6/4/2017 6:49:00 AM
I was very happy with my placement Andrea. Thanks a lot. ; )
Date: 5/25/2017 7:44:00 PM
I'm SO happy that someone chose Vermeer, as he is a favorite of mine, and you have done him honor with this charming and beautiful piece! Congrats, Connie - a seven for sure!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 5/25/2017 8:31:00 PM
What a wonderful compliment you have given me me Greg! I am so impressed with Vermeer's artistry and have this particular art copy hanging on a wall in my bedroom. She so reminds me of my eldest daughter. I finally got to see this this painting and was not disappointed. I could never do her justice, but I certainly appreciate your lovely comment. Thank you so much, Connie ; )
Date: 5/25/2017 5:19:00 PM
Lovely tribute to a beautiful painting, Connie. You have captured her mysterious spirit so well. Congratulations on your fine placement. 7 Hugs, Sandra
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 5/25/2017 8:33:00 PM
Thank you very much Sandra. This painting holds a special place in my heart and on my bedroom wall. : )
Date: 5/25/2017 5:10:00 PM
Congrats on a fine win Connie
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Date: 5/25/2017 2:03:00 PM
Hi Connie: Your poetic description was masterful. Congratulations!
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Date: 5/25/2017 8:25:00 AM
Beautiful piece, dear Connie! Congratulations on your excellent write placing so highly on the winners list! Well-deserved and a 7! Hugs and best regards. Pandita
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Date: 5/25/2017 7:24:00 AM
Lovely images, Connie!
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Date: 5/25/2017 6:12:00 AM
Congratulations, Connie. I thought this poem was a winner when I first read it. // Barry
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Date: 5/25/2017 6:10:00 AM
Congratulations, Connie. I thought this poem was a winner when I first read it. // Barry
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Date: 5/24/2017 11:53:00 PM
Congratulations on your win in my contest! Indeed, our PS art gallery is divine! I will return to comment on your individual poem. Blessings...Kim
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Date: 5/24/2017 10:49:00 AM
I loved the movie and your poem expresses it precisely. Well written a 7 for me and I could give it much more. Good luck in the contest.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 5/24/2017 8:06:00 PM
Thank you very much Janis. I hope I wrote what she is looking for. : )
Date: 5/21/2017 9:14:00 AM
You have captured the mesmerizing aspects of this painting in words. Very well done. Bravo!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 5/21/2017 6:20:00 PM
Thank you very much John. It is hard to do her justice. : )
Date: 5/19/2017 10:42:00 AM
Beauty expressed in your lovely words, Connie, the painting is indeed beautiful and that last line portrays it so well:) a 7:)
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 5/19/2017 12:56:00 PM
Yes, I agree, she looks so young and innocent, yet in earlier times of the artist she would be considered a young woman. Thank you Jo. ; )
Date: 5/17/2017 2:38:00 PM
- A beautiful art picture and poem, Connie - Good luck in the contest :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 5/19/2017 12:53:00 PM
Thank you Anne-Lise. I hope you enjoyed your National Day celebration! ; )
Date: 5/16/2017 2:57:00 PM
Your daughter must be very beautiful, just as her mother is beautiful in spirit, and if this painting represents her likeness as well, .....she is a treasure ! :)
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 5/16/2017 3:23:00 PM
She is a nurse, my eldest daughter, and indeed my treasure Carrie. Thank you for your sweet comment. So nice to hear from you again. Hugs, Connie : )
Date: 5/15/2017 10:51:00 PM
Wow...your poem is as marvelous as the painting, Connie. Wish you best of luck in the contest.
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Date: 5/16/2017 3:24:00 PM
That is quite a wonderful complement Afzal. One I truly appreciate. Thank you my friend. : )
Date: 5/15/2017 12:33:00 PM
You can picture the painting just with your poem; this is so perfect! I love it so much, hope it does very well in the contest :))
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 5/15/2017 2:38:00 PM
I have a small wall with her picture hanging and pictures of Amsterdam below it in my bedroom. She resembles my oldest daughter who has golden hair. Thank you Sneha. I hope Kim likes it too. : )
Date: 5/14/2017 3:41:00 PM
Hi Connie, such wonderful words to describe this most beautiful painting. Your words describe a moment in time for this is what the painting is. Your words, as always, sing into the thoughts as your descriptions are painted in our minds. Such a wonderful painting does deserve such wonderful words as you give us. This is a definite seven and a fave Connie. Hugs....Mike. XX I wish you well in the contest Connie.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 5/14/2017 4:21:00 PM
Thank you so much Mike. I really appreciate the fave. It always cheers me to hear from you. Blessings, Connie : )
Date: 5/9/2017 1:50:00 PM
Perfectly described, wonderfully written Connie, best wishes in the contest.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 5/10/2017 3:34:00 AM
Thank you very much Charlie. It was a bit of a challenge. ; )
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