Posts Tagged With: Desire

LESSONS IN THE HALF LIGHT

 

“We came whirling out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust…”

 

~ Rumi ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Summer 2004.


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MOULDY MOON

 

“How slow this old moon wanes! She lingers my desires…”

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in March 2021.


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THE EPITOME OF SIN

 

“The only difference between the saint and the sinner
is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.”

 

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of a painting, taken in Paris, date unknown.


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COLOSSEUM

 

“All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.”

 

~ Tacitus ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken at the Colosseum in Rome in June 1996.


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A DEMON THAT DEVOURED

“The creative person is overpowered,
captive of and driven by a demon…”

~ Carl Jung ~

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of a painting taken in Paris in June 2018.


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DESIRE

 

“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.”

 

~ Robert Frost ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of the sculpture “Le Désir” by Aristide Maillol taken in Paris in June 2019.


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SING JIM

 

“Time it was and what a time it was…”

 

~ Paul Simon ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a still photo from a video taken in June 2014.


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TRAVELLERS LOST

 

“In your light I learn how to love.”

 

~ Rumi ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in June 2019.


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THE DANCES I NEVER DANCED

 

“Though now, of all that could have been, there is nothing.”

 

~ James Richardson ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of street art taken in Paris in June 2018.


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FROM THE UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT

 

“There are no causes, only raisins.”

 

~ nightpoet ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in May 2018.


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BALLS OFF BEARINGS

 

“The tongues of mocking wenches are as keen
as is the razor’s edge invisible.”

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of street art taken in Paris in June 2019.


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THE HEART TORN OUT

 

“There is a wisdom of the head, and…a wisdom of the heart.”

 

~ Charles Dickens ~

 

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BLUR

 

“…wrapped in a waddle, ship in a bottle, like a thief in a brothel…

 

~ nightpoet ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in May 2019.


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SERPENTINE EYES

 

“I will have my serpent’s tongue,
my woman’s voice, my sexual voice, my poet’s voice.
I will overcome the tradition of silence.”  

 

~ Gloria E. Anzaldúa ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in September 2007.


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QUICK SKETCH

 

“I love the abstract, delicate, profound, vague,
voluptuously wordless sensation of living ecstatically.”

 

~ Anaïs Nin ~

 

Digitally enhanced pixeleen image modeled in April 2001 and created in April 2020.


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RUBENESQUE

 

“That shadow of a shadow of your love,
that somehow contains the entire universe.”

 

~ Rumi ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in the Musée du Louvre in Paris in June 2019.


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THE SLAVE

 

“If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves?”

 

~ Mary Astell ~

 

Digitally edited and enhanced image created from an original photo (detail) of the painting “A vendre, esclaves au Caire” by Jean-Léon Gérôme taken in Paris in June 2019.


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VALLEY OF SHADOWS

 

“Love is, after all, a selfish thing;
and it throws a black shadow on anything
between which and the light it stands.”

 

~ Bram Stoker ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of a sculpture (detail) by Antoine Bourdelle taken in Paris in June 2019.


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THE BEAST WITH TWO HEADS

 

“My heart is lost; the beasts have eaten it.”

 

~ Charles Baudelaire ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in February 2020. Photo courtesy of Ficks & Fertig Enterprises.


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DEATH IS FOREVER

 

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live forever.”

 

~ Mahatma Gandhi ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in February 2020.


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