2009 Acrylic on 140 lb. Watercolour paper 24×18″
A Tribute to Womanhood
A second Collaboration with Anthea and Reynaldo
Every ten paintings in our Tribute to Womanhood Collaboration will form a mini series. We have just completed our first mini series, Real Women.
We would now like to introduce our second mini series – Woman in Relation to Man. This is number 11 Painting/Poem/Drawing. For the next ten uploads we will be looking at women in relation to their men from many different perspectives. Even if a man is not present in the painting we will depict the womans feelings for and towards her man.
Poem: Fire in Her Belly by Anthea
Fire in Her Belly
Embers of desire spark.
that do not allow rest.
Body memories tingle
as his body is imprinted on her forever.
Imagining lips and fingers
running all over parts.
tickle her ear.
Sucked into the vortex of desire
Deeper passion still hides behind her eyes.
tensions of longings
Eternal flame draws in the air
Liquid desire distracts
Steeped in wetness
Blood stirs and heart pounds
Hidden aches of pain
because he is not here.
Wanting, imagining that he
would walk through the door
Take hold of her and dance
and court her through the steps of love
tango, salsa….tension brewing.
Stomach aching longing for his look that is only for her
and burning for his touch that
shakes her soul
and draws her into the ecstasy of unspoken passion.
Burning upon burning
Soaring skyward bound…
sleepless nights of lonely longing
when her dreams of him consume her soul
ebbing rush of desire,
pulsating, reaching, imagining
the fire in her belly burning
to be with only him…completely.
By Anthea Slade