Chamaeleon: Lizard Queen

Medusa

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Chamaeleon: Lizard Queen

Femmes Damne’es: Delphine et Hippolyte

’Stretched calmly at her feet, joyfully satisfied,
Delphine looked up at her with those compelling eyes…
Like a strong animal that oversees her prey,
First having taken care to mark it with her teeth.

Strong Beauty on her knees before frail beauty’s couch,
Superb, luxurious, she breathed completely in
The wine of triumph, and she stretched out towards her love
As if to gather in a kiss of recompense.

She looked within the eye of that pale conquered soul
For silent canticles, chanting of loves delight
And of that gratitude, sublime and infinite,
Which from the eyelids spreads like a soft-breathing sigh.

_ ‘Hiippolyte, dear heart, what do you have to say?
Now do you understand you do not need to give
The sacred offering of roses of your youth
To one who’d wither them with his tempestuous breath?

My kisses are as light as mayflies on the wing
Caressing in the dusk the great transparent lakes.
But those your lover gives dig out their cruel ruts
Like chariots, or like the farmer’s biting plough;

They pass accross you like a heavy, coupled team-
Pitiless horses’ tread, or oxens’ brutal hooves… Hyppolyte! O my sister! Turn your face to me.
My darling, heart and soul, my better self, my all,

Turn down to me your eyes, so blue and full of stars!
For just one charming glance, devinely healing balm,
I’ll raise the veil for you of pleasures’ secret depths,
And lull you fast asleep within an endless dream!’…

Charles Baudelaire: Les Fleurs Du Mal

Glazed Ceramic Sculpture
by the Artist Delphine de Noire

aka Medusa

Self-Portrait

Copyright © DdN aka Medusa

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