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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Illo Friday: Stitch




The Womb

I have a 3-inched stitch
from below my navel running down
for six years now.

this dark brown, reddish thick skin line
is a symbol, a reminder,
of the reason why i try so hard -

breaking my bones
stretching my veins
and splitting time in nano-seconds

and i would trade everything

just to see -
that astonished stare
ice melting smile
running to me.

and to feel -
that heartskipping warmth
of those arms wrapped around me.

and to hear -
the words that will shatter all walls
stop all the wars in the world..

"i love you, mommy"


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note: as of the moment of posting, flickr was down so the image was temporarily stored somewhere else. soon as flickr is up, the image will be transfered there.

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27 Park your thoughts here:

Blogger studio lolo whispered...

This is really trippy ! I like it a lot, and the words are excellent too.

13/1/08 4:05 PM  
Blogger Kate whispered...

Wow, that's nice! I love the words that go with it.

13/1/08 4:06 PM  
Blogger Sandy whispered...

nicely written

13/1/08 8:25 PM  
Blogger floots whispered...

simultaneously so sad and so beautiful
(great illustration too)
cheers

13/1/08 8:57 PM  
Blogger isay whispered...

so cool image and great post!

13/1/08 10:56 PM  
Blogger Jerine whispered...

maybe its just the way i interpret your post but it sounds really painful

14/1/08 2:27 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

studio lolo and kate.. thanks! its one of those accidental shots that turned out so great.

floots and sandy.. and there is a story behind this. it may seem hidden it may seem not. thanks for appreciating

isay.. thank you and thanks for droppin by.

14/1/08 7:47 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

jerine.. there is pain in the words indeed. you have read in between the lines and saw the sense of longing. thanks for seeing..

14/1/08 8:16 AM  
Blogger Rrramone whispered...

There's no place like womb. ;-)

14/1/08 8:58 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

HA! now that is trippy.. lol

14/1/08 9:40 AM  
Blogger Ces whispered...

Hear! Hear! A lovely poem only a loving mother can write. Wonderful image. You are so talented. Your poem gave me the warm fuzzies. Thanks.

14/1/08 10:04 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

thanks! i actually wrote this for my son. i have so much things to do at work that sometimes i feel guilty for not having enough time for him. well a friend said to me all parents complain about that.

14/1/08 10:18 AM  
Anonymous james whispered...

Don't worry I am pretty sure you are on the right track.

14/1/08 10:20 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

thanks for the encouraging words, james..

14/1/08 10:30 AM  
Blogger Teri C whispered...

OMG, how creatively said and done and perfect.

14/1/08 11:54 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

thanks teri! thats such a sweet remark..

14/1/08 12:51 PM  
Blogger Forever Young whispered...

this is so sad and yet so beautiful. i'm adding you to my favourites on my blog, i really like your work.

14/1/08 7:50 PM  
Blogger carla whispered...

The image is mesmerizing and the words are touching.

15/1/08 1:52 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

forever young.. thank you, i am honoured. let me check on my links too for i know i have you there as well.

carla.. thanks. its always nice to see new comments after a long tiring day at work..

15/1/08 9:01 AM  
Anonymous fototinks whispered...

interesting illo!! Very intriguing indeed!!

15/1/08 11:37 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

thank you.. i always think the interpretation lies in the eyes of the beholder..

15/1/08 2:22 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt whispered...

really exquisite idea, words and illo! i love it!

17/1/08 6:05 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

thank you! and its really fun making camera paintings..

17/1/08 8:07 AM  
Blogger American Genius whispered...

I love this.

21/1/08 5:28 PM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

glad you do.. thanks!

21/1/08 6:40 PM  
Blogger Dennis whispered...

wow, so surreal with great words to match! thanks atom!

23/1/08 10:08 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

hi po! thank you so much for your comment this.. its always nice to feel people connecting with what i do.. 8)

25/1/08 9:32 AM  

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