Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Concert

Another one of my Vermeer poems.
The Concert
         and Vermeer 

He displayed his daughters
Like merchandise.
Their hair drawn back
From delicate ears and neck
the hint of a bosom
beneath sedate cut bodice. 

Sturdy Dutch merchants came
With fortunes
Made in Batavia
looking for a wife
to grace their house
and fill their bed. 

The younger sister entertained
At the harpsichord. 

They sang
Of young love
Of ruby lips meeting
and limbs entwining. 

Detective Matt Allenby finds he is falling in love with one of his murder suspect. A romanctic detective novel set in Western Australia.


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