Saturday, February 28, 2009

Lusting Self_Protection

Self_Protection,a wonderfully imaginative painting, is by artist Maia Stefana Oprea.

The verse below, I composed, to illustrate its affect on me.

Seeking asylum,

From a cold world,

We hide our true selves,

Protecting ourselves.

Layering one shell,

Upon another shell,

Sheltering ourselves,

One after another.

Until our true selves,

Become indiscernible,

From the shells,

Providing shelter.

See more of her work as *no-existence87 on Deviant Art.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Lusting Antinous

Antinous by Alan Seeger

Stretched on a sunny bank he lay at rest,

Ferns at his elbow, lilies round his knees,

With sweet flesh patterned where the cool turf pressed,

Flowerlike crept o'er with emerald aphides.

Single he couched there, to his circling flocks

Piping at times some happy shepherd's tune,

Nude, with the warm wind in his golden locks,

And arched with the blue Asian afternoon.

Past him, gorse-purpled, to the distant coast

Rolled the clear foothills. There his white-walled town,

There, a blue band, the placid Euxine lay.

Beyond, on fields of azure light embossed

He watched from noon till dewy eve came down

The summer clouds pile up and fade away.

More about Antinous here .

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Lusting Daily Deviation

I was recently honored with a Daily Deviation

for my ceramic relief sculpture, Seated Youth, that I had

posted in my gallery at Deviant Art .

I am most grateful to the thousand plus members who viewed my

Daily Deviation and to the hundreds that messaged me, added it

to their collections, and visited my gallery.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Lusting Bold Strokes

The art of Ethan Maxx is just that, BOLD.

His quick, strong strokes create masculine images,

That burst with color to challenge our eyes.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Lusting Poetry

When I first visited =MackTheDeuce at Deviant Art, I discovered a beautiful poem that he had written.

That discovery, Becoming Magnolia, is posted today in hopes that springtime won't be too far away.

Becoming Magnolia

A thin rain has fallen
And the poised Magnolia
Drops her pearl-fuchsia petals
In a stream of swelling bounty
To the anticipating peat below her.

The petals taste the drops
Of dew upon the greening grass
Until they have tasted their own rarities.

They sing back to the Magnolia
Like a choir of pillow-stuffed clouds
With the silky, humid air wrapped
Around a tale and a tune.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Lusting Kittens

Some of us are "cat people" and some are "dog people", to this I can attest.

But we all love the kitties,

All fresh and fluffy too,

With so many adventures that lie ahead of MEW.

These lovely kitten photos are from a wonderful site called Daily Pets.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Lusting Savy Posing

Photographer John Hough always finds

An interesting way,

To pose,

muscular physiques.

You may remember his work from my November 22, 2008 entry Manful Form .