Delivery by Dec 24 has ended: Get 10% off instantly emailed gift certificates with code NOT2LATE

I looked up

I looked up…
… and saw a huge cloud spread across the centre of the sky and within the white I saw a delicate feminine face looking down at me. On the right side of her face, a larger masculine face emerged, focused with intent. I watched masks emerge and than fade all around these two faces. Soon the cloud dispersed and the faces disappeared as they morphed into one. Behind the cloud I saw a moon appear as a white outline in the pre dusk sky. The moon was shaped like smiling lips that kissed my mind into peace. A flock of seven white birds in arrow formation darted across the sky. I breathed heavy and slumped down deep into the hot mineral spring. I closed my eyes and dreamed of lips and felt them like silk across my cheek, wet and responsive.

I let go of all that was irrelevant in that moment.
At last.

The day was perfect.

© Anthea Slade 11-11-11

Currently unavailable for purchase

I looked up was featured in All Out Emotion on 13-11-11

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.

View Full Profile


  • Arco Iris  R
    Arco Iris Rabout 3 years ago

    Sigh!!!! This is so beautiful and delicate. We all have masks to hide our fears and ourselves from others. Once you find a certain one ;you can trust and love, then they all disappear. The moon is what I love best. I feel your calmness and serenity. An instant fav as it touched my heart.xoxoxo

  • Dear Iris thank you so much my friend for this beautiful sensitive reading of my poem I looked up… I hope you are very well and have a beautiful weekend.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Reynaldo
    Reynaldoabout 3 years ago

    too trust in our own heart and and to dream always beautiful… lovely work dear xxx

  • Oh yes it is good to trust your own heart and to dream always. Thank you for your tenderly beautiful comment dear Rey. Have a beautiful weekend. I cannot believe it is just three weeks to Christmas :) xxx

    – Anthea Slade

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 3 years ago

    beautiful belief well done Anthea love this Liz

  • Oh thank you dear Liz. Yes it is a beautiful belief. Have a lovely day Liz.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Rhinovangogh
    Rhinovangoghabout 3 years ago

    Very nice!!!

  • Rhino thanks so much. I hope you are very well.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeabout 3 years ago

    Sally Omar thank you for the favourite of I looked Up.

  • AnLile
    AnLileabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful. xox

  • AnLile thank you so very much.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Ben Porter
    Ben Porterabout 3 years ago

    really, really brilliant xxx

  • Ben thank you for your lovely words.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeabout 3 years ago

    Lace thank you for the favourite of I looked up.

  • SimplyRed
    SimplyRedabout 3 years ago


  • SimplyRed thank you for feature of I Looked Up on 13-11-11.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Kittycat10
    Kittycat10about 3 years ago

    Really beautiful.

  • Kittycat10 thank you so much.

    – Anthea Slade

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.