"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Sunday, October 07, 2012

MagpieTales #138

Sick Woman by Jan Steen

You are working too hard the doctor said
It's no wonder you have such a pain in your head
No more countless cups of coffee for you
And staying up all night- well that's completely through
You may think that the lute is a fine career
But you would be better off working for Vermeer
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Thank to Tess Kincaid of MagpieTales 
who provides a new image as a writing challenge for us
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21 comments:

Laurie Kolp said...

Sometimes I feel like that... = )

anthonynorth said...

I like that. Nice one.

izzy said...

YES Vermeer! Great idea- thanks.

Stafford Ray said...

Are you suggesting she has a career as a model? And you are right, a musicians life is coffee, late nights and not much money! Loved this.

Karen S. said...

I think he may have other motives as well! tee-hee !Nicely written.

Stephen Hayes said...

I love your poem. And I see the connection to Vermeer. But this woman is very well-dressed to be sick. I think she's pregnant.

messymimi said...

You must know a musician well. But i know a few myself and can tell you, sometimes, it's not just the coffee and late nights.

Good take on it.

Magaly Guerrero said...

For the love of coffee, long nights and coffee!

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Lovely write!

Berowne said...

Always a good post from Kathe W...

Helen said...

Kathe, spot on!!

Arooj said...

wow what a real iamge

Lyn said...

Does look a bit like the "Girl with the Pearl Earing"..maybe she took that job after all...very nice..

Other Mary said...

Very clever. Good work here.

Carrie Burtt said...

Too cute....love this Kathe!!

Little Nell said...

A witty poem Kathe, especially drawing a comparison with Vermeer (mind you I think Jan Steen was a bit more jolly).

gautami tripathy said...

Loved this!!

Wonderfully written...

healing power of the soul

Linda said...

Definitiely snappy repartee, this week Kathe and I love it! Brilliant!! Thank you so much for sharing.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Clever write!

Anna :o]

~T~ said...

Time to hang up the lute, eh? Nice prescription.

Tumblewords: said...

'Twas a heavy lute, too, if I may say. A delightful piece, well tuned!