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Offering to Pan

By lostrita
THIS wooden cup, black as an apple pip,
Where I with hard insinuating knife
Have carved a vine-leaf curling to its tip
With node and fold and tendril true to life,
I yield it up to Pan in memory
Of that day when the shepherd Damis rushed
Upon me, snatched it, and drank after me,
Laughing when at his impudence I blushed.
Not knowing where the horned god's altar is,
I leave my offering in the rock's cleft here.
--But now my heart is burning for a kiss
More deep, and longer clinging, and more near . . .

(Anna de Noailles- Offering to Pan)

Tags: Digital art Poetry

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kaybee Plus
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22 Jul 2018 8:40AM
RLF Plus
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22 Jul 2018 8:51AM
That mystery lady again.Smile
22 Jul 2018 9:32AM
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22 Jul 2018 9:34AM
FabioKeiner 8 111 1 Austria
22 Jul 2018 9:38AM
pan esperando por todo verano Smile
22 Jul 2018 11:12AM
Alison_S 15 339 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2018 11:35AM
Beautiful work....
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10 3 2 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2018 1:02PM
Sublime... Excellent image, Isabel GrinGrin
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22 Jul 2018 8:37PM

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