Tuesday, May 24, 2011

And the band played on....

The music played on, our food is gone--
she’s hardly touched a bite.
With our attention gleaned on a different scene,
something just isn’t right...

As we turn to watch what’s taking place,
I see her enrapt by young server’s face.
Oh, would it only be that she
might shower that same look on me!

©Copyright Ginny Brannan May 2011

Photo Courtesy Magpie Tales: Banquet Scene with a Lute Player by Nicolas Tournier, 1625



5 comments:

  1. That was fun! Great take on the painting. When I first saw this prompt, I didn't like it. But once again, I'm proven wrong! Gotta love how the "Magpie Tales" stretches us... well, at least me it does.

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  2. Yes, it was fun! Thanks, Ginny.

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  3. Ooh, unrequited love for someone who's interested in someone else! I like your take.

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  4. Wonderful, full-sense-of-longing work.

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