“The Sitting”

Lenoir,_Charles-Amiable ‘A_La_Recherche_du_Temps_Perdu. (In Search of Lost Time) “The Sitting” The lady yearns for briefest rest held captive by the artist quest. A simple pause; her smile beguiles. Her almond eyes belie the lies. Mid curve of  lips, a cautious glance. But youth is harmed; so brief the dance. And, stealthily, her feelings flee. Her cries…

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“John Singer Sargent’s ‘Portrait of a Couple'”

“John Sargent’s ‘Portrait of a Couple’” John Sargent’s ‘Portrait of a Couple’” John’s painting paired the couple in their prime Young Alice is Paul’s ‘lily, lily fair’. John Sargent strives for images, ideal. ‘La Belle Epoque’ meant beauty in their time. Impressionistic art has valued place. John’s pair exhibited beyond that date. Paul’s talent with…

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“DaVinci’s ‘Mona Lisa'”

It’s all about her look; a placid guile. We know her well; that enigmatic glance. Suggestive are her lips; a warmth of style. She teases us; her eyes a bit askance. A reticence enhances lady’s charm. Anticipation in his mind may leap. Expectancy has power to disarm. A popular diversion pastimes keep. The world still…

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Botticelli’s ‘Allegory of Spring’

Botticelli’s ‘Allegory of Spring’ The painter’s brush gives voice to Greece and Rome: Poliziano’s poems depict just how the pagan, Venus, with her loving om now stands with Cupid’s arrow over brow. When Zephyrus germinates his girl with air then gentle Flora has her flowered fling; inseminates imaginings so fair that airily her vines awake…

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Berthe Morisot’s ‘The Cradle’

“Berthe Morisot’s ‘The Cradle’” Her baby girl; her sleeping child is here and breathless mother watches as she dreams. Her tiny mouth moves just to share the air; in twinkling innocence, her young face beams. An angel’s here; her sleeping star is near. All nature listens for the slightest sound. And all the world is…

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Starstruck

“Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’”   Stars swirl across the heavens scream spinning out of sight! So Van Gogh paints their glow; starry, vivid, gleaming night. Starstruck, I hear him sing to me. Star-shines his soul throughout my years. Silent mystic;  midst his tears.

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