Portrait by starlight

A Dinner Table at Night, 1884, John Singer Sargent

There was a time
While stars danced the summer nights
I sat drinking music

Touched not fine cuisine
From the bar, the violin
played my sombre mood

Seasons passed slowly
And I began to smile
When they played on

I was alive, I knew
Grief had passed me  by
Winter was over

For love had found me
Gave me lilting music within
And starry nights


L'amour m'a trouvé
 Il m'a donné la musique
nuits étoilé


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26 comments:

  1. Ninot Ma'am,
    How nice! Love is in the air! She need not look forlorn and depressed when the beau is eyeing her with much interest.

    Hank

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  2. ah an end to grief...what a lovely thing...i imagine it still may visit on occassion but....smiles...love is a powerful drug...

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  3. Love the red echo which chimes with the lamps...

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    1. First, I did not understand what you meant. Then I took a step back and SAW it! Thank you. Visual rep is as important as the words...

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  4. A beautiful write, lovely flow. I especially love:

    While stars danced the summer nights
    I sat drinking music

    ...nice.

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  5. Thank you! After reading your comment, I went back to read my own poetry slowly. And appreciated it better.

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  6. Love those starry nights.

    =)

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    1. Oh yes, Sue. It brings back summer, childhood and Vincent Van Gogh.

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  7. I love the notion of drinking music...

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    1. I know, Tess. I'd worry about being thirsty. Worst still - dehydrated.

      And what is a banquet without music?

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  8. 'I sat drinking music' ~ a delightful line in a delightful poem.

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  9. Lovely to see you Helen, as usual. Thank you!

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  10. The stars and music can be wonderful companions to heal :) A delightful poem indeed.

    Leo

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    1. Thank you Leo. It is more a little story - and yes, stars and music lift our souls - good for company, good for solitude.

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  11. May you never cease to drink music! It is tonic to the soul!


    Everywhere the Stars

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    1. Thank you - I loved your blog. Especially your gnarled old woman in the tree!

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  12. Living amongst the stars with music, is where life waits! I enjoyed your words, and I especially like your header photo. Very dreamy!

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  13. Thank you Karen. Stars and musics - a wonderful life indeed.

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  14. Beautiful response to the prompt

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    1. Couldn't find your poem, Jane...but I met your parents! what a lovely couple...

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  15. Lovely! I like to "sit drinking music," too.

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  16. Oh T, I just had a wonderful visit to your hilarious prose. Glad you like sitting drinking music!

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  17. What a wonderfully crafted poem ... very playful ... Thank you for sharing this.

    Chèvrefeuille (a.k.a. Kristjaan Panneman)

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    1. Thank you Kristjaan. I missed this before. Glad you liked it!

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