Unknown Woman, a poem by Robert A. Sieczkiewicz

Unknown WomanPortrait of a Woman, Sarah Mariam Peale (n.d)

Unknown Woman

Arrived rather early for the gala
Brick structure looked to be Monticello
Quickly pulled in by a woman’s aura
This beautiful lady I do not know

With her posture straight sitting quite stately
Neither a soft smile nor frown did she wear
Her emotions to be held privately
From a distance all I could do is stare

Moved closer to see in a better light
Did not blink, my eyes were affixed with glue
Now moved into her perfect line of sight
Her eyes were the color of perfect blue

She is more than a painting on the wall
For my weakened heart is in her thrall

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Viewed the above painting at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.  Sorry for the lack of quality in the image.  Her eyes are truly blue.

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts