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Thursday, 3 May 2012

Ruth

Face no.3 of my 29 Faces for May
RUTH
Inspired by the poem of the same name, by Thomas Hood
"She stood breast-high amid the corn,
Clasp'd by the golden light of morn,
Like the sweetheart of the sun,
Who many a glowing kiss had won. 
On her cheek an autumn flush,
Deeply ripen'd; - such a blush
In the midst of brown was born,
Like red poppies grow with corn.
Round her eyes her tresses fell,
Which were blackest none could tell,
But long lashes veil'd a light,
That had else been all too bright.
And her hat, with shady brim,
Made her tressy forehead dim;
Thus she stood amid the stooks,
Praising God with sweetest look:?
Sure, I said, Heav'n did not mean,
When I reap thou shouldst but glean,
Lay thy sheaf adown and come,
Share my harvest and my home."
This was meant to be my image for Beltane, but I got distracted by life.
The page is titled "tRuth".
Share and enjoy in the beauty of creation, however or by whomever you believe it is created :D XXX
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11 comments:

  1. Amazing face Gina...and I love the poem (which I didn't know until I read it here).
    Hugs xx

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  2. OMG where are all those words coming from, I wished I c ould write a poem like that. I can't believe you already got number three done. She is giving it the shy look but how can you be shy standing naked between the corn and poppies?
    ManonX

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  3. I love the poem. And you image is such a good interpretation. Dxx

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  4. Totally awesome combination of art and prose!

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  5. Love your mixing of painting and poetry! It's so inspiring!

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  6. She's beautiful and so is the poem.

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  7. Wonderful, very sexy with that warm background and her bare shoulder.

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  8. Powerful, sweet, sexy and beautiful! Ruth is fabulous! I love the poem ;o)

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