If anyone recognizes the creator of this image, let me know, so I can give proper credit. Happy writing my friends!
It's by Christophe Gilbert. You can visit his site and see it at full size. Stunning.And here is my take on the story: Coma Berenices. Perhaps somewhat less stunning.
Thank you, Roy. I was counting on you!
Tried to do a search and find it for you - but no luck. So sorry.
I found the pic via Google Images, but can't quite remember what I "searched" for. Something like "White woman,black men" This led me to a Yahoo "age restricted" group which sounded dubious - BiW Lifestyles. The home page for this group featured the picture, but without attribution.
I gave up trying to find it for fear my offspring (after I'm gone) would think I dallied on the porn sites.
Entered my poem! First time. What fun and a great imageHugsSueAnn
...dark dalliance with flesh's obsession, pardoned in the smoldering morne...
that's Miss Tess for the prompt... Happy blogging everyone! Blessed Sunday and great week ahead...JJRod'z
That's some image, Tess!
Welcome to The Mag, SueAnn!
I would not recommend using an image for which you do not have the artist's name and therefore permission -to i know if i saw one of my photos being used on a site without credit I'd be steamed. Therefore i'm going to extract myself from magpie. Sorry -when it comes to art , just like writing, you have to give credit where it's due or you don't use it.
Can't agree here - if people make an image and put it online, then it's in the public domain. It'd be just a silly saying you can't sing a song you've heard on the radio unless you acknowledge the one who wrote it! If art is not meant to be shared, what is its purpose?
No no! The pic/poem etc isn't in the public domain unless the author says it is. Surely we have to trust Tess to use only pictures which we are all free to use or which are licensed under the Creative Commons terms.
Loved this one!Felt the heat and passion immediately.
Thanks for the challenge, Tess!
You sure do pick 'em! LOL
It looks like a lot of people being Very Silly.
It is a beautiful and very inspirational image as always, Tess! And as for whether or not to use images that are available online... I believe you are doing your very best to give credit where credit is due!
As I said on fb, holy cow! Um, I hope Simpleforth has something to say about this one! lol
Um . . . er, sorry Other Mary. School mid-term here in the UK. Simpleforth is away taking part in the Land's End to John O'Groats Charity Fun-Run.
Tess, you had me stumped all morning. But I couldn't leave my computer. I drank a pot of coffee and put on some music and here I am, rubbing the kink out of my neck. Thank you for making me forget chores!
An immediate and strange set of reactions to this prompt. I hope others are less dark.
Thanks for this, Tess! Read/write you later. =)
Suffering Super Bowl withdrawal ... I saw Madonna in the image!
The dyslexic wonder (me) has had linking difficulties again..... #31 takes you to my blog page..... #30 will NOT take you to my blog page. I apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you Tess, for the interesting prompt, once again. Inspiring. =D
you do find pictures that make you sit up Tess....
interesting picture tess....
Found it difficult this week but looking forward to other entries nonetheless.
Hi Tess, I felt a bit weird trying to re-draw this picture, so did a somewhat different take. Have a nice week. K.
Amazing picture. I hope I can think of something. It might be difficult.K
Another challenging one, Tess! You're keeping me on my toes!
Here we go again!! Thanks, Tess...
Could not get beyond Whitney Houston drowning in her bathtub
This was a great picture prompt!!
was not sure where to go with this pic....however after readin some Sylvia Plath yesterday...something came around...through or about....anyways thanks for the prompt pic Tess
What a picture prompt, Tess! It ought to generate an ocean of ideas. I enjoyed working on mine.
Have a great day everyone. Thanks for the prompt Tess.
I love this evocative prompt! Can't wait to read what everyone comes up with.
Inspired by the news of the day. Some things just weigh on your mind like that. Offering up my string of haikus "Addiction."
hey tess, question...in light of recent lawsuits with a couple bloggers being sued for use of copyright images and unreferenced images...just want to make sure the pics are safe...as in you have checked that they are available for use...been trying to clean up mine because i def dont need that kinda fine...so just curious...
Brian, if you feel uncomfortable using the image, then I suggest not posting it on your blog.
it has little to do with comfort, i just want to know that you own them or there are no copyright issues...if they are covered under creative commons (which not all are) then its cool...
In the weird way of these things, this photo brought to mind an older effort, which I hope is acceptable. I took my cue from Roy's comment, above, and linked the photo to Christophe Gilbert. It's an awesome work--how do you find these things? Thank you!
This was not easy. Great picture.
this was a very disturbing image for me- took me a day to figure out what to write.
Hello Tess...thanks for the venue....a very interesting prompt and I see so many turns of the pen here...wonderfulI offer you some wordsPeace
Thank you Tess for another thought provoking photo!
Better late than never!
Gave rise to a Venus motif being Valentine's and all...Happy Valentine's Magpies~
Tess - in response to Brian's concern regarding the image, I had to remove the image of Magpie 101. Blogger put it on draft mode and sent me a note saying if I put it back on without removing the image I might be faced with legal action... Just thought you should know.
Wow what an image...conjures up all those mythological archetypes left in the closet....I love it.
So glad to have something to share this week. Looking forward to reading so many good things!
Thanks for the heads up, Margaret...I'll pay extra close attention to proper crediting, etc., in future Mags...
Tess... I DID have proper crediting. I think some artists want permission to use their materials... ? I don't know. I just hope I'm not being "watched" now... ;P
a beautiful photo
It's never too late to link in, is it?! :) Glaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad to be here, Tess... thanks for the lovely image! And a very very Happy Valentine's Day to you!!!!
I just watched Perfume - The portrait of a murderer. And it has influenced my two poems here. Thank you for an inspiring image, Tess.
Well the post colonial scholars will have a field day with this one...!
Better late than never...:-)
I'm a bit late too, couldn't resist:)
Have only just seen this via Face Book and could not believe I could clock on that link and get into Blogspot - haven't been able to for days! Nor even my own page! Now I have to put on my thinking cap although for some unknown reason, Lady GaGa springs to mind!!
I think mine's up - cannot be sure as my server appears to have a life of its own at the moment!
I think mine's up. I cannot check as it seems my server has a life of its own at the moment!!
Again I'm pushing the deadline... that's how my week has been (Sigh)Thanks Tess!