Friday, November 18, 2011

Portrait Of The Elusive

Rumors persist and birch leaves
linger on the branch, pale as the hair
of the woman watching a deer
run, startled by an awareness
of its own shadow.

She swirls her martini glass
with a long-gloved hand, wondering
if the olive is pitted or hollow,

if a darker self
stares at her from behind
the moon's half-mask.

The beautiful painting is called, "La Biche, Le Loup et Le Chevalier" or "The Doe, The Wolf and The Knight" by French artist, Marie-France Riviere. More of her lovely work can be seen here at her on-line gallery ---

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