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

The Poem in the Dutch Language by ©Sylvie TAN

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

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  • (5/18/2017 4:33:00 PM)

    An expressive and a descriptive write. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 5, 2011

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