Saturday, March 2, 2013

The Milkmaid and Vermeer

I think I only have one more Vermeer poem after this
The Milkmaid
          and Vermeer 

Stand there in that stream of sunlight
He said.
Pour milk into the bowl.
Use the jug. 

He brought the bread
She baked that morning
and sat it in a basket
on the table. 

There were other objects.
He lined them up like a connoisseur.
A blue jar used for oil
And little buns made to eat
with the chicken soup.  

She stood with the jug
Ready to pour.
The light wasn't right. 

Vermeer fumed
At the injustice of the weather.

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