I am Stretched on Your Grave by Rebecca Reist

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Photographed at Côte-des-Neiges cemetery. Montreal, Quebec. Canada
Olympus E-PM1

Shutterbugs July 11th 2012

Title inspired by lyrics from “I am Stretched on Your Grave” by Dead Can Dance

I am stretched on your grave
And will lie there forever
With your hands held in mine
I’d be sure we’d not sever
My apple tree my brightness
’Tis time we were together
For I smell of the earth
And am stained by the weather

When my family thinks
That I’m safe in my bed
From night until morning
I am stretched at your head
Calling out to the air
With tears both hot and wild
Oh I grieve for the girl
That I loved as a child

The priests and the friars
Behold me in dread
Because I still love you
My love and you’re dead
I would still be your shelter
From rain and from storm
And with you in your cold grave
I cannot sleep warm

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  • Jane Neill-Hancock
    Jane Neill-Han...over 2 years ago

    wow – amazing find.

  • Thanks Jane :)

    – Rebecca Reist

  • OldManTed74
    OldManTed74over 2 years ago

    awesome tone ….good contrast and shadow !

  • Thanks Theodore

    – Rebecca Reist

  • Lee  Gill
    Lee Gillover 2 years ago

    She is a beauty, I love her arms and head especially, so much said by this beautiful artwork, nice tones :)

  • Thanks Lee!

    – Rebecca Reist

  • CRose
    CRoseover 2 years ago

    You may choose to submit this or another image to the Zzzzzzz Challenge.
    Your Hosts: CRose & Deb 09-19-12

  • Thanks so much!

    – Rebecca Reist

  • CRose
    CRoseover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on placing in the Top Ten of the Zzzzzzz Challenge!
    Your Hosts: CRose & Deb 09-29-12

  • Heather King
    Heather Kingover 1 year ago

    STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL in black and white!

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