Sylvia Frances Chan

Gold Star - 17,851 Points (22 November / Jakarta, Indonesia)

The Girl With The Golden Earring - Poem by Sylvia Frances Chan

See, you're my love, but you're a little thing
The girl with tiny Golden Earring cling
A sweetheart dot and many things more sweet
As those Johannes Vermeer painted once

contemporary of Rembrandt's cronies
you had no friends, can you look for Trollies
a loyal Dutchman from the Golden Age
Laughter all those times, Roaring and Crying

In any case, John was an introvert
was in his field a very smart expert
created these very tiny paintings
at his home with family always neat

the film 'bout him sounds a very false tone
as usual with artists the king dethroned
John's life was normal and ordinary
they say greatest things 'bout him but the truth

his friends life: tedious, full of drunkenness
no money, always drinking and much noise
much drunkenness, beggars and always broke
it depends how they used their time and spoke

Source:
The Poem in the Dutch Language by ©Sylvie TAN

by © Sylvia Frances Chan -
Tuesday 15 November 2011 - 20.56 hrs.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 5, 2011



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