To the shadow of the light (The Girl with the Pearl earring by Vermeer)

Facebook_1574689993349by Yael Morad01 Mar 2020

Every time I went into his studio
I was both scared and amazed
Amazed at his colors
Scared of him
Who am I to be drawn?
A simple maid
Wearing her clothes
Arranging his colors
And yet he lacks something
He is not at ease
He draws and I stand
And something is missing
A spark, a glance
To add and put his mind to
Then when he suggested
To take from the landlady,
His wife
The pearl earring
My astonishment passed
And only the fear remains
And yet
I remained to stand
To the shadow of the light
for his sake,
The great love of my life.