La Marquesa de la Solana Oil on canvas  40 x 30 in

La Marquesa de la Solana
Oil on canvas
40 x 30 in.

[After Francisco José de Goya’s painting]

Imagine a beautiful woman

born of high class

imagine her large dark eyes

piercing the gloomy ether

to find wisdom and solace

inside a forbidden book

If she only could speak…

if she only could talk!

But nature has a way

to bring its fruits

to ripen at their due time

for a flower born in winter

will surely die

and a woman born too early

will see her light extinguished.

Perhaps two centuries later

she may flourish and bloom

for nature never forgives

those born too soon.