Love Sick

© Jan Steen, Sick woman 1665

‘It’s nothing serious’
the good doctor said
as she as she sat there
pillow for head, rest of body
…lethargic.

She can’t eat
can’t sleep
can’t think
can’t focus on her chores

even the cuckoo clock
thinks she’s slightly gone
and lost the plot

‘My child, my child’
the doctor chided
‘I can find nothing physically
wrong with you
therefore,
methinks it must be love.’

At which the teen
flushed and smiled.

~*~

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Apparently in the write up I read about this, the artist painted this a little bit tongue in cheek. If you enlarge the picture you’ll see she has a smile on her face and he himself referred to it as the woman being ‘love sick’….so, I went with that.

Shared with Magpie Tales #138 Artist Jan Steen, Sick woman, 1665