|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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