japonisme: naked

04 January 2009



While they're here I hold them
like my breath.
They deepen the sky
like blood in my body,
I'm glad to offer

my body like this -- a small craft
over fields of water, where light can fall, be lost, be caught,
be held.
I'm naked in my chair,
facing the window.

If I were outside I'd want to look up
and see someone naked in every window.

I think we need
the difficult river, we need the absence of tenderness
so love can come like shooting stars
if it comes.

Ruth L. Schwartz

from Dear Good Naked Morning C 2005 Ruth L. Schwartz

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Blogger Willym said...

A beautiful wedding of music and images. Auguri.

05 January, 2009 01:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heureuse année à vous...

05 January, 2009 04:29  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

and all thanks to you, willym, that you can experience both at the same time. really.

and now you have taught me something else. auguri to you as well.

05 January, 2009 07:31  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

et bonjour, une ville un poeme-- merci, et la meme a vous!

05 January, 2009 07:34  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd been contemplating (more like wrestling) with the idea of getting back to pen & ink with color in it...but wasn't quite sure how I'd go about it...this post gives me ideas...thank you. As always...I stop by & there are treasures just waiting to inspire...

05 January, 2009 13:01  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

well that is really cool! thanks evan. i just came across some work today that i'll try to work into a post soon -- more inspiration for ya!

05 January, 2009 16:04  
Blogger Roxana said...

this is simply fabulous. no other words for it, no other words needed.

and inspiring for pictures too :-) I might be posting something like this soon...

06 January, 2009 00:46  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

it just occurs to me that if the images in this blog act as inspiration to anyone, they are again fulfilling a role they have in the past.

thanks, roxy.

06 January, 2009 07:12  
Blogger Mary-Laure said...

Such beauty, such beauty.

06 January, 2009 20:34  
Blogger Roxana said...

and I was indeed inspired by it, I posted accordingly :-) I couldn't come up with an english poem as beuatiful as this here, so I had to go back to my old love, japanese women poets...

07 January, 2009 04:04  
Blogger lune_blanc said...

I just discovered your beautiful blog via "the floating bridge of dreams". I'm adding you to my favorite blogs :)


08 January, 2009 02:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A wonderful collection of images as always. Being naked is freedom (and swimming naked is the absolute freedom!), but this is not quite the right time in France at the moment, it's freezing cold down here! Oops, forgot to tell you: HAPPY NEW YEAR!

08 January, 2009 05:33  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

oh thank you so much, mary-laure, and welcome

08 January, 2009 17:13  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

merci, roxie, mon amie (or is that ma amie?)

08 January, 2009 17:15  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

thank you so much, michiko, and welcome to you too!

08 January, 2009 17:18  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

so nice to see you, lasourceauxbois -- and happy now year to you as well.

i love your comment so much.

yes, it's quite cold here now as well-- my pond froze!

08 January, 2009 18:45  

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