Entry for the M.J. Ranum
contest. Models are all his (I used three but this
is the main one). Background is my own.
My other entry: Fairy Trails
Go here to see Work in Progress Animated Gif.
Also, couldn't resist another poem Like a Moth
Did she dream his Mesmer gaze
As he bent to taste her wrist
A touch so fine, so delicate
Her body trembled to be kissed (Behind closed lash a memory stirs
A remembered glimpse of pain
Wings, frantic flutter gainst the globe
Again, again, and again)
It was long ago; can she recall?
How she yearned to feel his bite
But he comes no more, she's been left
Lost and hidden in the night (Again the dream; much clearer now
She is sure she feels its pain
Wings battered, broken gainst the glass
Still it battles the campaign)
Was it real, that last sunrise
As dawn licked her heated skin
The dappled light upon her brow
Dew-drenched dress against her shin (Will it be as in a dream?
Will she wake before the pain?
And like the moth of memory
Be devoured by the flame)
Sunrise breaks, she fights the sleep
Dawn's gold pours in, oblique
As birdsong fills the empty hall
Tis the suns touch shell now seek (Now she has become the moth
To be eaten by the fire
Sorrow lost in centuries
Burned away by her desire)
And if he comes for her at last
He will truly come in vain
For nothings left but an ashen light
And a dusty, blackened stain.
N.T. Green ©
and a special thanks to the models
for sharing ... what generosity of spirit. And wow
you have inspired hundreds of artists! A LOT of competion but who cares when there is such stunning artwork created!
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