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).

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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