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April 14, 2014

Ekphrastic Monday Poem #2

Click on the image to enlarge for easier reading. © Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. Painting by Childe Hassam courtesy The Athenaeum.

The painting, "The Goldfish Window" by Childe Hassam, is in the collection of Manchester New Hampshire's Currier Museum of Art. It was painted in 1916, a short time before World War I, and at the time when a woman was still dependent upon the goodwill of a father or a husband. Although the woman in the painting appears to be at peace with her surroundings, I have imagined her as being not quite at peace with her position in the social structure.


  1. Beautiful! Thanks for reaching deeper when you write!