Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Woman with a Pearl Necklace

The last of the Vermeer poems

Woman with a Pearl Necklace
                                    and Vermeer 

She looks a girl
But is old enough
to be pregnant
her young body
swelling with child
when she should be dancing
in the sun. 

She stands before the window
Holding the necklace
like an offering
welcoming the light. 

Vermeer painted her youth
Skin luminous
eyes shining
arms smooth and plump
like a baby
not twenty years later
worn down by pregnancies.

Substitute Bride a Regency Novel
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