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Vermeer's Little Girl

Adam Zagajewski

Vermeer's little girl, now famous
watches me. A pearl watches me.
The lips of Vermeer's little girl
are red, moist, and shining.

Oh Vermeer's little girl, oh pearl,
blue turban: you are all light
and I am made of shadow.
Light looks down on shadow
with forbearance, perhaps pity.

Translated by Renata Gorczynski 

Anonymous submission.

Added: 25 Mar 2002 | Last Read: 17 Jan 2019 9:07 AM | Viewed: 7869 times

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