Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Mag #129 - "Wish List"

A Dinner Table at Night, 1884, John Singer Sargent
Wish List

Lucca velvet, Chantilly lace,
Tahitian pearls, Limoges china,
Madeira linen, Tiffany silver.

Living my dream
of Donovan gowns,
and fine Pompadour's.

I just forgot to wish for love.

by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, August 9, 2012

This is for "The Mag #129".  Write a poem or short vignette for the weekly photo prompt.

a side note about velvet:  Silk was carried along the legendary Silk route by Arabs to Europe.  Velvet reached Italy and made fortunes for the cities of Lucca, Sicily, Florence as they had the largest production of velvet from the 12th - 18th century.  They supplied to the rest of Europe.  Velvet was used in everything rich, from hors carriages to furniture, clothes, upholstery, drapes and even wall coverings.  (excerpt from HERE)

A fun Jerry Lee Lewis song "Chantilly Lace"

6 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

a very good take on this painting...

Kerry O'Connor said...

A sumptuous array of finery does not fill the void.

Susan said...

Nicely done. Great Victorian choices!
And the sum up pops the balloon of "living my dream." Some people believe that wealth makes up for the absence of love, and it might for a minute--about as long as it takes to use a credit card.

Karen S. said...

Sadly, it has happened far too many times! Nice capture!

Brian Miller said...

ouch...all the trimmings, but lacking the substance...kinda makes all the rest seem empty doesnt it...smiles...nice take on this margaret

Trellissimo said...

That's what comes of being too interested in labels! LOL