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Louvre Museum in Paris, France

Her Eyes Held My Heart
It mattered not my direction
Her soft mysterious eyes
Followed each step I took
Until my heart gave pause…
Until I stopped, turned, and
Faced a hint of smile she gave.
Not just a smile held me bound
In some exquisite thrall whose
Spell I wished not to break
But her face held me there…
Her eyes seemed to hold many
Secrets, or, were they desires?
Her lips spoke to me of other
Wispy dreams unfulfilled or
Too long delayed or forgotten.
Her raven hair fell easily with
No discernable salon-style.
I stood now in front of Her,
This wondrous Objet d’ art
Where countless others eyed
This marvel of Art and History,
And, perhaps, as I do now,
Fall in love with Mona Lisa.
©BR Chitwood – October 20, 2019

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17 comments on “Her Eyes Held My Heart

  1. Lovely, Billy Ray…

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  2. Gwen M. Plano says:

    Oh so sweet and tender! Truly lovely, Billy Ray. ♥

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so very much, dear Gwen…


  3. Great poem, Billy. That’s something special about this painting. Her gaze stays with you everywhere you go.

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    1. Thank you, Miriam. So many have fallen under her canvas spell! Best wishes.


  4. jenanita01 says:

    I am sure that this strange portrait has a similar effect on most of the people who visit her… but you describe the feeling very well, Billy Ray…

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    1. So nice of you. My best wishes. BR

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  5. eden baylee says:

    You were lucky to get so close to her, Billy Ray! 🙂

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    1. Lucky? I was the ‘easel keeper’ for the magnificent Leonardo! Hugs, dear Eden. xox

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  6. And the city in which she lives. Nice one, Billy Ray.

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    1. Thanks, good John. My best to the ladies all!

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  7. Thank you so very much, dear Gwen.

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  8. Yes, if eyes are the window to the soul, you fell right into ML’s soul! Nice poem!

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    1. Thank you, good warrior. You’ve made my day. Always my best.

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