solo in the side gallery
a euphoric couple look upon art
as mise-en-scène, fabulous walls
framing a subtly placed contrivance
– his regard for art superimposed
with a duplicitous critic’s eye
she takes surreptitious glances
considers upcoming nuptials
the spark to blind his singular prejudice
Apologies to Mr Goldsmith and different word ways of looking at De’s theme: Up
29 thoughts on “She stoops to conquer”
I call that knowing, “the wolf’s eyelash”, learned from Clarissa Pinkola Estes. Those who ignore it ignore it at their own risk…
tis the folly of woman to imagine she can change him by uprousing
You have the keen eye…and pen, of an artist, Laura!
thank you Lynn – will treasure those words
LOVE all those hidden “up”s!
enjoyed the creativity of your prompt De – specially when up secretes itself inside words too
I love this poem! The couple of different perspectives, where she has to compete with his first love…Art!
spot on Roth!
Nice lines: “with a duplicitous critic’s eye
she takes surreptitious glances”
almost a tongue twister Frank 😉
Clever use of “up” words. It is foolish of her to think she can blind or change his ways.
a superstition many young women still believe – consciously or otherwise
“”…the spark to blind his singular prejudice.” I’m still thinkin’ about that. Silly girl!
I think of the sparkling ring too as a blindsider here
Wow. Is she in for a surprise when she realizes he is what he is!
Indeed – who will conquer remains to be seen
Oh so many girls are fooled by an intellectual facade
and how many boys think that beauty is not in the eyes of the beholder.
They are doomed.
perhaps they will learn by looking inwards
I enjoyed discovering all the different hiding places of your ‘ups’, Laura!
thanks for the lowdown on these ups Kim
I enjoyed your hidden ‘ups’, too, and it’s a universal theme…
indeed Sarah – spotting these 2 framed so nicely in the Tate, I knew a poem was in the making
Euphoric indeed – and perhaps not realistic. Love the portrait here and they way you’ve played with up.
Thank you for this feedback
This is absolutely brilliant, Laura! ❤️ I love her “surreptitious glances” and secretly hope for “the spark to blind his singular prejudice. 🙂
thank you Sanaa – a wry look at romance 😉
A wonderful post, Laura. Clever!
I appreciate your words Amy – thank you
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