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The King's Wife - Te Arri Vahine

The King's Wife - Te Arri Vahine

Gauguin’s painting of “The King’s Wife,”
immortalized a goddess of Tahiti, Pacific paradise.
Mesmerizing mahogany muse memorializing his canvas,
she’s a tropical Venus on a bed of forest green grass.
Nature’s umbrella, a thick canopy of mango trees,
shades and shelters her stirring up a light cool breeze.
Adorned with a single white flower near her right ear,
she holds behind her thick raven-dark hair,
a large red round fan like a haloed crown,
accentuating her silky soft skin of golden brown.

Supreme is her majesty dominating this idyllic scene,
basking in her own exotic glory she’s royally serene.
Modestly draped to protect her from roving eyes,
a white shawl covers her groin and bold womanly thighs.
Displaying her nymph-like body, supple and proud,
her pert breasts are full, firm, and well-endowed; 
and like the succulent orange-red mangoes beside her,
she’s sweet, luscious, fully ripe, and mature.
Wearing a pensive smile, she’s intriguing the king’s bride…
does her Madonna-like belly nurture a secret growing inside?


05-22-2017

Contest:      Celebration of Art Contest
Sponsor:      Kim Rodrigues
Placement:   1st


* Paul Gauguin (French, 1848–1903) painted "The King’s Wife" in 1896. Post-Impressionist artist, he abandoned his native France for most of the 1890s to live on the Pacific island of Tahiti, which was a French colony since 1881. Gauguin was attracted to the island and what he saw as the primitive culture of its people. He shared the fantasy of many Europeans of the time that Tahiti was a sort of tropical paradise. Through his paintings he actually reflected his passionate love for the visual and sensuous beauty of the world. 

https://www.1000museums.com/art_works/paul-gauguin-te-arii-vahine-the-king-s-wife or https://learner.org/courses/globalart/work/134/index.html

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Date: 2/10/2018 11:24:00 AM
Superb. Masterfully crafted poem. Well done, Pandita.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 2/10/2018 11:34:00 AM
Thank you - thank you, Line! Your compliments mean the world to me! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 6/10/2017 2:10:00 PM
My girl, this is exquisite and exotic! I just love it! Well done! Love and hugs. Kika
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Date: 6/12/2017 12:11:00 PM
Thank you Kika for your kind words of praise which I greatly appreciate. I am so happy you enjoyed this piece. Hugs. Pandita
Date: 5/26/2017 4:30:00 AM
Great description, Pandita - congrats on your win.
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Date: 5/26/2017 11:53:00 AM
Hi Agnes, thank you for stopping by and leaving your lovely compliments! Best regards. Pandita
Date: 5/25/2017 10:07:00 PM
what wonderful description you used in this poem, Pandita and a big congrats for your awesome win. It was wonderful to see your comments to me today. Thank you.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 5/26/2017 11:51:00 AM
Dear Andie, coming from a poet of your caliber, your praises mean a lot to me! Thank you so much and wishing you an enjoyable weekend! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 5/25/2017 7:29:00 PM
I have always adored Gauguin's work, and this one especially ... what a wonderfully phrased tribute. I think the artist himself would approve! Congrats - a 7 for sure, Pandita!
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Date: 5/26/2017 11:44:00 AM
Awwww! Many thanks for your kind words and high score, Greg! I am so glad you enjoyed this piece. Have a great weekend, my friend! Pandita
Date: 5/25/2017 5:05:00 PM
Wonderful imagery of this painting you've presented in your well-written poem, Pandita. I enjoyed reading it! Congratulations on your fine placement in the contest. 7 Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 5/26/2017 11:43:00 AM
Hi Sandra, thank you for stopping by and leaving me your lovely complimentary words and high score which I so greatly appreciate! Best wishes. Pandita
Date: 5/25/2017 4:58:00 PM
You captured the beauty of the King's wife with your colorful words Pandita. Congratulations on your wonderful well deserved placement in Kim's contest. I thought the earring was one of the flowers from the tree in the painting, being from Hawaii, I know they always like to wear a flower in their hair. : ) 7
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Date: 5/26/2017 11:40:00 AM
Hi Connie, thank you for your wonderful compliments, high score, and for bringing that excellent point to my attention regarding the earrings/flower! I appreciate that and will incorporate it. Have an enjoyable weekend, my friend. Hugs. Pandita
Date: 5/25/2017 3:20:00 PM
Hi Pandita, Congratulations on your win with this interesting and detailed poem. // Barry
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Date: 5/25/2017 3:49:00 PM
Hi Barry, I am so delighted that you enjoyed reading this piece. Thank you my friend for your kind words of praise. Pandita
Date: 5/25/2017 1:54:00 PM
Hi Pandita: Please accept me as a fan in the manner you portrayed the Kings wife with all it's pomp... and sensuality. Congratulations!
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Date: 5/25/2017 3:18:00 PM
:-) Thank you dear Ralph for your very kind complimentary words! You made my day! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 5/25/2017 9:10:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved win Pandita, really liked the imagery and your descriptive poem, not viewed much of Gauguin but certainly will now.
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Date: 5/25/2017 1:45:00 PM
Hi Roy, thank you for stopping by and leaving me your lovely complimentary words which I so greatly appreciate! Best wishes. Pandita
Date: 5/25/2017 12:08:00 AM
A lovely sensuality permeates through your write. This last lines surprise us and are so delicious!
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Date: 5/25/2017 8:13:00 AM
Thank you - thank you, Kim! Your compliments mean the world to me! Hugs. Pandita
Date: 5/24/2017 11:52:00 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: 5/25/2017 8:12:00 AM
I am so thrilled! Thank you for placing this piece so highly and for presenting me with the opportunity to showcase one of Gauguin's masterpieces. Best regards. Pandita
Date: 5/23/2017 5:47:00 PM
You truly have painted a marvelous piece of artwork with your words, Pandita! I hope to see this high on the winners' list! All the best, John.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 5/24/2017 8:31:00 AM
Awwww! I am so appreciative of your lovely compliments. Thank you very much John! Hope you are enjoying a beautiful day! Pandita
Date: 5/22/2017 2:03:00 PM
This was incredibly beautiful Pandita. A lovely piece of art you have written to share with us.
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Date: 5/22/2017 3:30:00 PM
Hi Chris, thank you so very much my friend for your wonderful, complimentary words which I so greatly appreciate! Best wishes. Pandita