Her face is an Old Master painting
a landscape of age
brushed across a living canvas
Joy, pain, anger, disappointment, love,
in the sfumato behind her eyes
her youthful beauty the pentimento
under wrinkles outlining a lifetime of smiles
along the lines of craquelure

for the dverse prompt of 11/18/19

12 thoughts on “Craquelure

  1. I was watching one of those art detective shows and have had those words rattling around in my brain ever since. Couldn’t believe you provided the perfect prompt!

  2. How true that all that we encounter in this life, including the pain contribute to our beauty. I enjoyed the unique word choices in your quadrille.

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