Another photo composite using 5 layers and a lot of tweaking with CS4 and Portrait Professional.

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Apart (Les Séparés)
by Louis Simpson and Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

Do not write those gentle words that I dare not see,
It seems that your voice is spreading them on my heart,
Across your smile, on fire, they appear to me,
It seems that a kiss is printing them on my heart.
Do not write!

Thanks to my favorite model, Odessa Sawyer.


Je taime, je taime
Comme un fou comme un soldat
Comme une star de cinéma
Je taime, je taime
Comme un loup comme un roi
Comme un homme que je ne suis pas
Tu vois, je taime comme ça


  • kevinmawson
    kevinmawsonover 5 years ago
    Simply Gorgeous, both art and poem!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Good morning, Kevin! Thanks for my first visit and comment. Love those exclamation points! :~}

    – Jerri Johnson

  • Shelly Harris
    Shelly Harrisover 5 years ago

    Wow so beautiful and the word fit so well…

  • Hi, Shelly! I’m so glad you like this one. I, too, love the poem…it’s got 3 more stanzas that I didn’t include, but you’d love the other words. XO

    – Jerri Johnson

  • Traceyisanozzy
    Traceyisanozzyover 5 years ago

    Jerri this is divine, adore her expression, love the layers and tones, just so beautifully crafted!!

  • Good morning, Tracey! Thanks for the good words…the layering was the most fun…but you know all about that…knowing when to stop is sometimes the hardest part. LOL XOX

    – Jerri Johnson

  • Tron
    Tronover 5 years ago


  • Good morning, Mark…thanks for the visit and the thumbs-up!! XO

    – Jerri Johnson

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 5 years ago

    Pure Magic…absolutely magic!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxo

  • Magic…one of my favorite descriptors…thanks so much, Sally! XOX

    – Jerri Johnson

  • Bluesrose
    Bluesroseover 5 years ago

    Very tender… so beautiful, Jerri…!

  • Tender is a perfect word for what I was trying to achieve. I am going to add that word to my tags. Hugs!!!!

    – Jerri Johnson

  • hickerson
    hickersonover 5 years ago

    this is fantastic~!

  • Good morning from S. California! Thanks so much for your visit and wonderful comment!!!

    – Jerri Johnson

  • ragman
    ragmanover 5 years ago

    Do not write ~ I got to write !; for this is a superb piece of artwork ~ well done

  • LOL~love this comment! Thanks for the fave too. It’s a delight to know you.

    – Jerri Johnson

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaover 5 years ago

    Soft, sweet and of course, So well Done!

  • Thanks for the lovely comment, Maureen…sending you a California hug!!!

    – Jerri Johnson

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 5 years ago

    Very soft and lovely. Nice dreamy mood to this.

  • Hi, Bunny! Happy stunningly-beautiful-Sunday to you. Thanks for the visit and comment. XO

    – Jerri Johnson

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