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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Who Be the Lady


Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci
as shared by Magpie Tales

Who be the lady he doth paint,
He strokes the canvas lightly while,
Captures the essence of your smile,
Setting here, are you feeling feint?

But of the knowing just might taint,
Histories wonder of your guile,
Who be the lady he doth paint,
He strokes the canvas lightly while.

Painted lady with such restraint,
Eloquence shared, be this your style,
Mystiques held, such doth sooth and rile,
Demure, composed... a little quaint,
Who be the lady he doth paint?

Petrina Lesko
March 2011


Thank you Tess, for another fabulous challenge with Mag 59, this weeks challenge for Magpie Tales.  And as this is another attempt at a Rondel, I shall also link this to One Stop Poetry for this weeks OSW.


24 comments:

Bee's Blog said...

Aahh, the answer remains a mystery. Great write.

Elaine said...

Nice Rondel.Well done!

Brian Miller said...

delicious write...she is in a sense (innocense?) every woman eh? smiles. really loved the thrid stanza...

Caren E. Salas said...

It's also a beautiful ekphrastic poem. Love it!

Southwest Arkie said...

Her smile will always be quite a mystery- and your poem is beautifully done!

Kathe W. said...

nicely done! She is such a mystery!

Friko said...

Who indeed, the scholars are still not certain.

flaubert said...

Beautifully written piece, Petrina.

Pamela

signed...bkm said...

Oh nice classic Rondell in language and thought...to paint someone they makes a mark on so many...wonder if she or he would have thought it....bkm

Olivia said...

Loved this Petrina!

I had commented- not sure if appeared so just checking by setting one up again..

Olivia said...

Aaah mysterious woman..

Very well sung- I find your Rondels very beautifully woven.. Love xx

girl dreaming said...

such a lovely touch... beautiful writing. feels like we are there as you create a work of art. very nice.

ds said...

Who, indeed? Great rondel--love those last two lines especially.

Tumblewords: said...

Nicely posed - surely an ongoing mystery.

dialoguewithyou said...

Beautiful play with words.
Loved the way you captured all that must have crossed the mind of this delightful masterpiece :)

120 Socks said...

I really like this Reflections, absolute spot on tone for the prompt response.

Lolamouse said...

Your rondel sings! Beautifully done.

Carrie Burtt said...

Love the flow and rhyme....a wonderful poem for the prompt!! :-)

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Lucy Westenra said...

I suspect, but cannot be sure, that you mean "faint" not "feint" at the last word of the first of these very fine, inimitable stanzas.

Isabel Doyle said...

very nicely wrought piece

LKHarris-Kolp said...

You weave your words with such poetic eloquence. I really love this piece.

~laurie

Berowne said...

Nice writing...

Margaret said...

A Rondel! Nice. I wonder if this painting met with SUCH interest when it was first created. I'd love to see their reactions to all the hype now!