Wayzata, Minnesota

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Mag #138



1665 Jan Havicksz Steen
Sick Woman
image by Tess Kincaid
A Face Filled With Love
In a parlor bright from lamplight
this impostor of opulence enters
Breathe! he mused.
Deep in emotional brink
the doors of her heart
slammed shut.
Caressing her arm and meandering
across her shoulders
she, released a lingering moan.
Suddenly, love's sweet incense
swelled in spasmodic passions 
and so, she falls head first upon his cushion. 

We must question this, "How does her destiny unravel?"

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Anders Woje Ellingsen said...

I kind of like your last one, especially. :-) It says something universal true about being understood, or being deemed right. About being justified. I guess it is easy to fall in love with a doctor. :-)

Magaly Guerrero said...

I'm questioning indeed! I want to know how they got there, and what she'll do. I see a story happening and I want to meet the characters ;-)

kaykuala said...

Lulling oneself on the abundance of love given, what happens next? Good question! One's destiny has mysterious ways in blooming. Nicely Karen!


Daydreamertoo said...

Ahhh... Maybe he used... 'Love potion number 9' on her?
Very nice

Laurie Kolp said...

Nice, Karen... Especially like the second!

Irish Gumbo said...

The slam of those doors echoes off the page. I like that phrase.

Leovi said...

Excellent poem, love, sweet love.

anthonynorth said...

A beautifully done collection.

laura.forestdreams:) said...

~very nicely done karen~

your words just flow...

Cad said...

Falling head first is a mug's game. :)

sage said...

Interesting story you create. Did they have watches in the 17th century? It looks like he's taking her pulse and looking at the second hands on a watch.

Kutamun said...

I suppose it js theoritically possible for someone to fall passionately in love with their coke dealer in this fashion. So eloquently constructed !, thanks

Filip and Kristel said...

It is certainly a nice painting.


Cloudia said...

you are on a Mag Jag!

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Little Nell said...

No wonder she swooned. Thank godnesss the pillow was strategically placed to break her fall! I like the questioning ending too.

Rob From Amersfoort said...

Havickszoon? I didn't know that. Jan Steen is very famous, he even got his own saying 'a Jan Steen household' meaning a lively chaotic family (in a cheerful way).

Linda said...

I love the inquisitive air you've created with your phrasing, Karen. I am glad you left the interpretation up to the reader. Thank you for sharing. =D

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Oh lovely stuff - I am quite taken with the last too...

Anna :o]