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Portrait: “L’Apres-midi d’un Faune”

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Surrounded,
Framed in leafy green,
Foraging the foliage,
Startled, sensing she was not alone,
Warned by wafting air
of danger near,
Beware!

Hidden,
Waiting for the frame,
I spied in silent awe,
Inwardly, I laughed my nervous laughter
I, the unobserved observer,
I, poet behind my lens
Frozen.

Hesitation,
Our eyes lock,
Access granted,
She, naïveté epitome,
Trusting babe in untamed woods,
Watching as I watch,
Communion.

Saddened
I, that other eyes
behind their view glass,
May, one day, catch her blinded, unaware,
Unmoved by beauty,
Choosing, in its stead,
Destruction.

Hopeful,
though, this fawn
will older, wiser be,
Equipped with knowing guile, agility,
Today, she poses,
Just for me,
Masterpiece

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After a long hiatus, I return to Studio30+ with a poem inspired by these photographs, and the Photo Friday prompt “Portrait”.  I include the Studio 30+ prompt: “I laughed my nervous laughter.”

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I am married to my childhood sweetheart, Bobby, and I am "Grandma" to five amazing boys, ranging in age from 3 to 12; and I am a proud "human" to Bandit, a 3 year-old, very adorable, Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. After 45 years as a Professional Engineer and VP and Senior Procurement Executive, I bid adieu to the corporate world. My husband of nearly 49 years, a devoted Educator, is also now retired from professional life, and together we live in Westfield, NJ. We are privileged to embrace this new phase of our lives, with the knowledge that anything is possible.

8 thoughts on “Portrait: “L’Apres-midi d’un Faune””

  1. Gorgeous picture and gorgeous words to express the moment. Vocabulary choice is spot on and lets your reader dive right into that moment. I’d like to bit a favourite bit, but I loved it all.

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  2. Kir Piccini says:

    HI Joanne,
    this was gorgeous. So many lines took my breath away and left me with the thought that innocence (and youth) we have the world at our feet but then as we gain experience and of course knowledge leaving that innocence is sad. We all want to “grow up” but it costs us the daydreams.

    What a gorgeous picture to help tell this story.
    SO glad to have you back at Studio30. :)

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