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Thursday, 3 May 2012


Face no.3 of my 29 Faces for May
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


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

  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?

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

  4. Totally awesome combination of art and prose!

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

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

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

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