Be Careful What You Wish For.... by Anthea  Slade

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Be Careful What You Wish For!

Why is it often that which
we long for is just out of reach?
Our internal conversation
How much should I reveal?
How much should I conceal?
Indeed the odyssey of mystery.

Her beautiful face is half hidden
behind her arm
Her soft eyes closed
behind her lids
to block out the light of observation.

Her soft pink body is framed
by the silk of her corset
textured and lined to follow her curves
Gentle and feminine and still
she beacons our eyes to see, our hearts to wonder.

She is graceful, she has a secret
Her imagination is free
But she does not reveal the feelings
Her eyes only reveal her heat.
She smoulders without definition.

Why does she capture our imagination so?
Is it because she is difficult
or impossible to understand and define?
Mystery exposed and mystery explained.

Her secret so delicious
So surreal
Her mind behind her skin
is an adventure unknown.

She reveals just enough to entice
But not enough to answer all the questions
She provokes us to think
She stimulates us to feel as
She is hidden and unexplained.

Is she shy or is she sensual?
A muse or an artist? Or is she both?
Is her internal world her sanctuary?
A place where she truly comes alive.
Is she art painted, framed and
exhibited for all to see?

Be careful what you wish for…

Written by Anthea Slade 13-9-08

Be Careful What You Wish For is an Acrylic Painting

Creating art and writing is like breathing to me, it keeps me alive. If I stop creating my world shrinks and contracts. When I start to create again it expands and is filled with colour. I feel whole. To create is to be completely, unabashedly alive.

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  • Larry Varley
    Larry Varleyover 6 years ago

    Beautiful Anthea

  • Thanks so much Larry. I am glad you find Be Careful What You Wish For Beautiful…

    – Anthea Slade

  • silverdollar
    silverdollarover 6 years ago

    I wish for this little slice of deliciousness……..

  • Oh thanks silverdollar…I hope that your wish comes true…:)

    – Anthea Slade

  • aprilmansilla
    aprilmansillaover 6 years ago

    this didn’t come up on my watch list..but I LOVE HER …amd the words…God just Fabulous!

  • Oh thanks so much April. I am glad you found Be Careful What You Wish for even though she did not come up on your watchlist. I am glad you love her. Thanks so much my friend for your lovely words and the favourite.

    – Anthea Slade

  • ElYPares
    ElYParesover 6 years ago

    Gorgeos Anthea!!! The image is stunning and the words are so profound.

  • Thank you so much EIYPares I am so glad you like the painting and the words of Be Careful What You Wish For…

    – Anthea Slade

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisover 6 years ago

    I always liked this a lot I bought the card of this image some time ago-lovely work Anthea.
    Amazing poerty Anthea you are a gifted writer.

  • Oh thank you so much my friend Renate for your encouraging words about my poem Be Careful What You Wish For, I hope you are enjoying the card of her.

    – Anthea Slade

  • David  Symons
    David Symonsover 6 years ago

    This is beautiful. How big is it in real life ?

  • Thanks so much David Symons I am so glad you like Be Careful What You Wish For…In real life it is A2 Size and is on paper behind glass with two borders.

    – Anthea Slade

  • GittiArt
    GittiArtover 6 years ago

    Just love it dear Anthea and the poem as well …..her pose, the corset , the colour choice all is amazing and beautiful !!! Bravo !!!!:-)

  • Thank you so very much my friend Brigitte for your beautiful comment on Be Careful What You Wish For poem and painting. I am so glad that you like this one. Have a wonderful night.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Christopher Gerber
    Christopher Ge...over 6 years ago

    Great texture and mystery both painting and prose.

  • I am glad you can feel and see the texture and mystery in my painting and prose. Hope you are very well Christopher.

    – Anthea Slade

  • TextureoftheSin
    TextureoftheSinover 6 years ago

    I simply adore this!

  • Thank you so much I am so glad you adore Be Careful What You Wish For…Your words are special. Thank you also for making this a favourite.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Vasile Stan
    Vasile Stanover 6 years ago

    Somewhere between daydream and nightmare is the manifested reality, a balance between the desires of the heart and the intricate ‘concoctions’ of the mind… in my view, what one truly wishes for is always answered with the exact precision (or vagueness) of the wish…

    Your beautiful and more philosophical poem challenges others to scrutinize and sometimes censor their own wishes and aspirations… but your wonderful visual art entices and subtly coerces one to give in to the heart’s desires… a masterful push-pull combination… mesmerizing!

  • Wow Vasile what a beautiful response to the partnership of my painting and poem Be Careful What You Wish. Your reading is both insightful and provocative of reflection and feeling. I love how you see the push-pull feeling between the art and the poem and how you have read them together and separately. Such exquisite insight into the essence of my creations is pleasing and very exciting Vasile. Thank you so very much my friend for captivating and so beautiful words.

    – Anthea Slade

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