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April 11, 2020

Ephrastic April, Day 11: "Still Life with Bowl of Citrons"

The cherita is based upon the life of the artist who was proud of her decision to remain single.

"Still Life with Bowl of Citrons" (circa late 1640s) by Giovanna Garzoni [1600-1670].

"Chaste Giovanna"

my choice to remain a virgin
affords me many advantages

the name bothers me not--
besides, what man wants a woman
who is perfumed with paint?

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