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Witch Eternal

Born of the fury of midwinter snows,
forged in the passion of midwinter flame,
I stand, Queen of the Heavens of Winter.
Crownèd not in the gaudy magnificence of gold –
belovèd of the foolish and greedy –
I shimmer instead in the stardust of silver,
that most mystical magickal metal of man,
mind cold as the moon but a heart –
cursèd heart! –
as gentle and warm as the tropic blue waters
that gave birth to life;
armed not with steel but a wand of the rowan.
Gliding through the wheel of the rolling year,
I do not melt as icèd winter dissolves into spring
nor evaporate as spring is devoured in the hot jaws
of summer
nor trickle away into the autumn earth
carpeted with the souls of trees,
for, wrapped in my midnight blue shawl
decked with stars,
adorned with the pearls of the tears of the world,
lips bloodied with the crimson of dismembered hearts,
it is always the season of this witch.

© 2013 RC deWinter

Self-portrait in digital oils from an original photograph
shot March 16, 2013.

Tech specs: Photoshop 7, VP5 Gothic OIls


contemporary, dark, portrait, self portrait, woman

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I have been a photographer for over 25 years, using both traditional and digital SLR equipment, with pictures published in print as well as in online publications and galleries. The digitally-composed works are created using a variety of software. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.

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  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 1 year ago

    Interesting abstract

  • Thanks, Ann.

    – RC deWinter

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