Sunday, August 18, 2013

Girl with a Pearl Earring and poem

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Jan Vermeer 1665
Mauritshuis Museum, The Netherlands

For hundreds of years staring
out from your canvas

What do you see?  Who do you know?
You seem to know, to recognize

The person you watch so beguilingly;
is he your love?

Is that why you look so longingly
out upon the world?

Wishing to step out of your canvas
to embrace him?

However, enclosed in your frame, you cannot escape
the artist's canvas prison.

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