apollo

  • Posted June 30, 2008 by Storytaylor Viewed 5657 times
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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
      2008.07.02 Edited

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

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      2008.07.01 Edited

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

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      2008.07.01 Edited

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

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      2008.07.01 Edited

      Your imagination is almost as wild as Rilke's; I think you must be some kind of crazy genius storytaylor!

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      2008.07.01 Edited

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

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      2008.06.30 Edited

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

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      2008.06.30 Edited

      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!!

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      2008.06.30 Edited

      Unusual and Strange illustration of Rilke poetry... but however succeeded!

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      2008.06.30 Edited

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