I knew a woman

This nice portrait of Kleptesvirgo was taken by Kelly MacDonald (her Ani DiFranco – slash – Theodore Roethke inspired chestpiece is by Seth Wood at Daredevil in NYC). Oh, and by the way — happy birthday!

Let seed be grass, and grass turn into hay:
I’m martyr to a motion not my own;
What’s freedom for? To know eternity.
I swear she cast a shadow white as stone.
But who would count eternity in days?
These old bones live to learn her wanton ways:
(I measure time by how a body sways).

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Shannon Larratt is the founder of BME (1994) and its former editor and publisher. After a four year hiatus between 2008 and 2012, Shannon is back adding his commentary to ModBlog. It should be noted that any comments in these entries are the opinion of Shannon Larratt and may or may not be shared by BMEzine.com LLC or the other staff or members of BME. Entry text Copyright © Shannon Larratt. Reproduced under license by BMEzine.com LLC. Pictures may be copyright to their respective owners. You can also find Shannon at Zentastic or on Facebook.

41 thoughts on “I knew a woman

  1. It’s beautiful but I can’t quite make out what it says :/
    my eyes are bad, “I feel my fat in what I cannot feap”?Is that it or fear.
    I want it bigger so I can see.
    It’s lovley either way happy birthday o.0

  2. is she a dwarf? it may be the perspective of this shot but i get the impression that this person is a dwarf?

  3. Happy birthday cutie! And hooray for Ani! Oh, and #8, I believe it says “I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.”

  4. that must be the most beautiful chestpiece i have ever seen. cute girl! happy birthday!

  5. that chestpiece is just lovely. and she is, too…

    but what i love most about the photo is her (perceived?) bashfullness – the camera looking down on her, her off-centered ness, the raised eyebrows, cute half-smile, wringing hands…anyway, nice work.

  6. That’s such a beautifully designed peace and such a charismatic photo. They really leap (off the body and off the screen).

  7. Hey, I was just bored and browsing the modblog and who should I see? I love the chest piece, and I love you. I miss you tons.


  8. The chest piece is from Roethke’s poem “The Waking” and says “I feel my fate in what I cannot fear” – it is not from his poem “I Knew a Woman” as the title and the excerpt under the picture would suggest.

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