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We cannot know his legendary head
with eyes like ripening fruit. And yet his torso
is still suffused with brilliance from inside,
like a lamp, in which his gaze, now turned to low,

gleams in all its power. Otherwise
the curved breast could not dazzle you so, nor could
a smile run through the placid hips and thighs
to that dark center where procreation flared.

Otherwise this stone would seem defaced
beneath the translucent cascade of the shoulders
and would not glisten like a wild beast's fur:

would not, from all the borders of itself,
burst like a star: for here there is no place
that does not see you. You must change your life.

by storytaylor

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    • # Kim

      Such strength in this photo! This is a departure from your lighter, whimsical stuff. I really like it!

      2008.07.02 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Tantatantan

      This picture invokes imagination who the man is and what he is looking at. Fantastic artwork, storytaylor.

      2008.07.01 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Miclaud

      Très créatif! J'ai essayé cet effet, mais il me manque encore un petit quelque chose!

      2008.07.01 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Thomaschu

      Original creation ... This effect I have seldom encountered before..
      Great ambiance and texture...
      For the poem, it match very well with the image.

      2008.07.01 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Makai Dunne

      Great poem! It matches well with the image. I have never seen this effect before. I love your constant and relevant originality.

      2008.06.30 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Sherij

      Stunning work.. The feel is gritty and hard working!! Yet there is a severe feeling of being lonely,but standing steadfast in his belief and life!! great grit!!

      2008.06.30 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Mario Jean

      Amazing creation, my friend.
      The texture and feel that you reached for this image is crazy!
      The perfect illustration for the poem.
      Wonderful work.

      2008.06.30 Edited Reply Cancel