Majestic Gaze

Form: Canzonetta

Poised, an Arcadian goddess
Adorned in luxury and style
Beauty bursting from her bodice
Artist entranced within a smile
Outside, a returning empire
Restoring imperial days
As paint captures her eyes of fire
Caught within her majestic gaze
Reflections of money and wealth
We’d say a sugar-daddy’s bride
Such beauty could never be stealth
When worn with grace and elegant pride
But love cares not about time and age
And works in mysterious ways
So perhaps our eyes should engage
Caught within her majestic gaze
Madame Moitessier by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, 1856, oil on canvas. Currently housed by the National Gallery, London, UK

©JGFarmer2020

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