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Elsa Hall

Portrait of Elsa Hall

Inspired by the Sir Dicksee painting of the same title

Her sable hair
in gentle brushstrokes
frames an angel's countenance.
Primary colors of yellow
and gold envelop her.

She is another mystery
in oil and canvas,
inviting the viewer to walk
through the midnight in her eyes,
to ponder her wisp of a smile,

and the thoughts
she must have entertained
as she sat in stillness for the master,
shifting with fugitive sunlight,
anticipating the last agile flick of the wrist.

Her smile surely widened
when she saw the finishing touches.
A Mona Lisa in her own mind.

By Lisa Lindsey

© 2015 Lisa Lindsey (All rights reserved)


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