The Girl With The Pearl Earring Poem by David Wood

The Girl With The Pearl Earring

Rating: 4.5

What was she thinking, sitting there?
Her blue and gold head scarf hanging
Down her back, that pearl earring, those
Bright red lips drawn slightly apart.

Was it a worried look on her face? A look
Of a servant girl about to be found out by
Her mistress wearing THAT earring. Those
Deep brown pleading eyes looking at Vermeer

With affection waiting and wanting to be loved.
How many times had she sat there posing for
Him to paint that beautiful face whilst the
Mistress of the house was away?

And what did his wife think on first viewing
The painting? Was she pleased, jealous,
Upset, angry? And what happened to the girl?
There is more to a painting than what you see.

Valsa George 03 August 2013

There is much more to many things than the eye can superficially behold! The picture of the model before an artist is beautifully drawn! !

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Valerie Dohren 03 August 2013

It's a beautiful painting and a captivating story, and you have interpreted it very well here David. Good job.

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R.j. Wynn 02 August 2013

It reminds me of that song, Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile. Descriptive.

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Leaking Pen 03 August 2013

Dear`David It takes a real poet to interpret one form on art to another, you are able to look at her soul and draw out her fears...yet she knew this forbidden love will immortalize her for eternity, you have a keen eye at looking from within A painting within a painting, from the brush of a true artist Truly Paul (Leaking Pen)

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Ramesh Rai 03 August 2013

beautiful sketch by a poet

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Bharati Nayak 21 March 2024

I have no idea about Art and paintings, but here the poet portrays an inner dilemma that crosses the model's mind.I think, any one chosen as a model must be knowing that her beauty is appreciated by the Artist.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 30 November 2022

You create a romantic background here, while the naked truth was the other way round, but great applause for your impressive details.5 Stars TOP Score

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Sylvia Frances Chan 30 November 2022

Using his own maid-servants is the cheapest way to to, all paintings were done in the attich of the beautiful small home where Vermeer resided with his family

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Sylvia Frances Chan 30 November 2022

Johannes Vermeer only paints for his living and by him alone. He has unlike Rembrandt no students who learned the painting technique, so he painted himself and his paintings are all small.

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me poet yeps poet 05 November 2022

This after many decades reminds me of one with a Diamond necklace in the TITANIC

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