"And there will be strange events in the skies signs in the sun, moon, and stars..."*1
No, it's not the End of the World, it's 2007's Artistic Nude's DDs!!!
Nude as the News is the first of a series of News Articles related with the Artistic Nude gallery. This first number present you the DDs from 2007:
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"With chaste heart, and pure
I celebrate you, my beauty,
restraining my blood
so that the line
surges and follows
and you bed yourself in my verse,
as in woodland, or wave-spume:
whether it is your feet, arching
at a primal touch
of sound or breeze,
or your ears,
tiny spiral shells
from the splendour of America's oceans.
Your breasts also,
of equal fullness, overflowing
with the living light
your eyelids of silken corn
the deep twin landscapes of your eyes.
The line of your back
falls away into paler regions
to the smooth hemispheres
of an apple,
and goes splitting
into two pillars
of burnt gold, pure alabaster,
to be lost in the twin clusters of your feet,
from which, once more, lifts and takes fire
the double tree of your symmetry:
flower of fire, open circle of candles,
swollen fruit raised
over the meeting of earth and ocean.
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Your body from what substances
agate, quartz, ears of wheat,
did it flow, was it gathered,
rising like bread
in the warmth,
and signalling hills
valleys of a single petal, sweetnesses
of velvet depth,
until the pure, fine, form of woman
and rested there?
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It is not so much light that falls
over the world
extended by your body
its suffocating snow,
as brightness, pouring itself out of you,
as if you were
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Under your skin the moon is alive."
This series was designed to work as a memo for those who sometimes miss the wonders that frohlic the AN gallery.
If you have any suggestion please note or email me with the link and thumbcode for the suggested deviant/deviation.
In the subject put "Nude as the News" or I'll think you are suggesting a DD instead - although it might happen that I love a suggestion for this series of articles so much that I DD it!
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FAQ #554: Is my deviation Mature Content?
Notes, Credits and Thanks:
*1: the sentence with this sign in the end is a quote from the Christian Bible. I'm not religious, so don't see it as a try of conversion or something like that. For me, a Bible is a Book, and it has got poetry in it.
*Poem by Pablo Neruda, "Ode to a Naked Beauty" foun in Pablo neruda - Sixty Poems in Translation
Cat Power, for the title
Every featured deviant, suggester and gallery directors and to `wynnesome for helping me collect the thumbs!