She stoops to conquer

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 Comments on “She stoops to conquer

  1. I call that knowing, “the wolf’s eyelash”, learned from Clarissa Pinkola Estes. Those who ignore it ignore it at their own risk…

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  2. I love this poem! The couple of different perspectives, where she has to compete with his first love…Art!

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  3. Clever use of “up” words. It is foolish of her to think she can blind or change his ways.

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  4. “”…the spark to blind his singular prejudice.” I’m still thinkin’ about that. Silly girl!

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  5. I enjoyed discovering all the different hiding places of your ‘ups’, Laura!

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  6. Euphoric indeed – and perhaps not realistic. Love the portrait here and they way you’ve played with up.

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  7. This is absolutely brilliant, Laura! ❤️ I love her “surreptitious glances” and secretly hope for “the spark to blind his singular prejudice. 🙂

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