Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge: Week 59 – Portrait & Lady

The words for this Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge are “Portrait & Lady.”

I used to live in Alhambra, California, a city close to Huntington Library in San Marino, California. During those days, there was no admission fee. A minimal fee per car was required as a donation. I made frequent visit to the Library. The Huntington is situated on approximately 120 acres of land with Botanical Garden, Library, and Art Collections. The portrait of Sarah Barrett Moulton: Pinkie is a permanent collection of the Huntington. Hanging opposite to Pinkie is The Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough.

I have both prints hanging in my living room.

Pinkie detailed.jpg       Thomas Gainsborough - The Blue Boy (The Huntington Library, San Marino L. A.).jpg

Pinkie Credit                                      The Blue Boy Credit

Here is the Tanka: Portrait & Lady


Portrait of Pinkie

Painting by Thomas Lawrence

Elegant, gentle lady

Her gaze right into your eyes

Made lively by the artist




Kiwinana’s Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge: Week 59 – Portrait & Lady


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