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a thousand of my sisters
have you slain, their supple
limbs, their submissive
sighs insufficient to
keep you

a single night’s pleasure
each gave before
screaming out her
death beneath
the axe

so I will do more
than groan beneath you
in the dark

I will seduce
your mind, tales
sliding from my tongue
like coy kisses

promises of more
if you will but come
again

tomorrow

and
again

the day after

and come you will

as my words
(like my body)
writhe irresistibly
through your nights

and
I will give you
dreams

and
you will give me
sons

until you admit
that I am

your queen
This is a collaboration with the lovely :iconscarlettletters:. He created a wonderful photographic image, and I'm honored that he asked me to write a poem to go with it. Thank you, Brendan. I hope you guys will go see the original here. :heart:
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lost-in-wonderland2 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Wow. This is amazing; the picture and poem work beautifully together. I love the story of Scheherazade, but her husband is a perv. Anyway, brilliant job to both of you!
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peridot-magelette Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
oooh. i like.
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Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
How wonderful and fortunate to have collab'd with Brendan on a number of divine works! The caliber of your writing as well as another who I've only just started to watch and read their poetry - seems to fit the standard he seeks to perfection.

Ah if only I could attain such perfection.

Simply wonderful - this, and the other collabs I've seen of yours so far! :heart:
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
To be compared to Brendan...what a wonderful compliment. Thank you. I'm so glad you enjoyed them. :hug:
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Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
:hug:
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yourbonesmymirror Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet God, this is AMAZING!
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
What a lovely compliment. Thank you. :hug:
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pardonM3 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
Ooh! :+favlove:
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
What a lovely compliment. Thanks. :hug:
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:iconmalandante:
Malandante Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
This is a wonderful collaboration and a beautiful poem :heart:
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ColonelFitz Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Seductive. That's all I can say. :)
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
It seems you don't need to close your eyes anymore. :aww:
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WolfenFire Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
Very fierce. I like it. :heart:
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, Lindsey. I like how it turned out, too. :)
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WolfenFire Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
:D
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DePoetry Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This reminds me of the story of a king who would marry a woman and then the next day grew tired of her and would have her killed. One day he married a woman who told him bits and peices of a story until he fell in love with her and ....they lived happily ever after.
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
That is indeed the story of Scheherazade - she's the one who told him bits and pieces. :aww:
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DePoetry Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:) I love that story ;)
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Miarath Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009   General Artist
Wow! This is breathtaking!! :heart: :love: :)
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, Mia. :blowkiss:
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:iconmiarath:
Miarath Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009   General Artist
It's a pleasure dear. :iconlovehug: :)
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009   Writer
you guys are both terrific!
this came out great, cindy.


xo!
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, Shane. I don't do many collabs, so it's a nice change, and he's so talented. Thanks again. :hug:
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hell-on-a-stick Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional Writer
does such a woman yet exist?
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Probably somewhere...
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hell-on-a-stick Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional Writer
hmm. i seek.
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
The myth emphasises the notion of guile as part of the feminine stereotype, coming as it does from a culture where the feminine is seen as lacking intrinsic value.

A forceful person might manage to invert the stereotype, showing as clearly as David did with his sling that overweening strength can become a limitation

It's good to meet you protagonist when she's empowered, guileful and eloquent.
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I'm so pleased that you like this one, Alec. I'll have to explore the strong, clever type further. :aww:
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
I'm looking forward to it. :hug:
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Spectrumchaser Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
Excellent piece. You've really communicated the idea that she is more in control than some would give her credit for.

The poem itself is a seduction :heart:
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
What a lovely compliment. Thanks. :hug:
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Spectrumchaser Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
You're welcome :heart:
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pseudometry Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009   Writer
Great imagery as always.
I like how in this piece the protagonist is empowered and active through what she can wield with both her body and mind. And how she will give the king what he wants not out of submission or weakness but to increase her own power and influence.
Excellent character work.
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, Jamie. I tried to capture the essence of someone brave enough and clever enough to survive the way she did. Thanks so much. :hug:
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pseudometry Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009   Writer
I think you did an excellent job.
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
:hug:
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Masa-chan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
Holy goodness, this is exquisite and erratic. I LOVE IT!

You should write like this more often.

I'm sorry it took so long for me to +fav.
School and a huge watchlist always seem to get in my way... =[

:heart:
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much. I'm so glad you like it. :hug:

No need to apologize; I know exactly what you mean...
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TheseKrimzonFlames Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Professional Writer
Wow..just...wow...
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Wow's terrific. Thanks, Jamie. :hug:
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TheseKrimzonFlames Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Professional Writer
Always Cindy. :)
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NikashaIniquitous Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
What a deliciously perfect pairing between two well-matched artists.

Well done. :D
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks very much. :heart:
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BearerofLight Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
Fabulous collab!!! Wonderfully written!! :thumbsup: :heart:
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. :heart:
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BearerofLight Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
Most welcome luv :heart:
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Dark-Lilith Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is great! I love it, very sensual!
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much! :hug:
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Dark-Lilith Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob my dear!
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amichan01 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009   Writer
Beautiful! A gorgeous and descriptive poem to go with a gorgeous picture!
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