The Slave on Sale (Rosa...800 coins)

*Rosa…the pearl of lust.
The shell is still closed…
innocence of a rubbing grit
absorbing the nácar out of the womb.
Rosa…my skin…naked for the first time,
forgotten my outlines to get into yours.
Surprise and shame..prudish elements of Love.
I was not there, but trembled like you,
fearing the exposition of my body…asking myself
“what is it….? should I stand naked before any eye…?
“what is it” ? why should I tremble imagining the stance?
“what is it”…when should I open….give myself….bloom …like this?
Dumbed sensuality, crashed by the ignorance,
and you there… offered, misused…without choosing your fate.

Such a soft image…such a terrible balance on the carpet place.
Can feel the breathing,smelling the sweetness of your long hair.
The pale skin… iridescent, changing the colors like the sky in spring
behaving like a perfect combination of blood and milk….
Your hands sustaining and holding your weight of pains….
reddish and tense….submitted passion weighed.
And your roots are planted on into the soft and pluffy carpet,
patterned like an organized Heaven and Earth dance and coupling.
This…my consolation…warmth emanating from the ground,
ready to fly away as in a magic thinking…the Arabian Nights.
while the men, turned to stone, will be smashed by desires,
frozen by their unmerciful and un compassionate hearts.
Pure lighted flesh, souled with imagination.
You have haunted my sensuality, broke the innocence ,
excited somehow the uniqueness of my body…
for the one hand…un conspicuous….and for the other,
the great Slave of Nature….unwillingly giving..myself away.
@ Copyright Rosa Cobos 2011 – All rights reserved

The Slave on Sale (Rosa...800 coins)


Bilbao, Spain

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_This is a wonderful picture, that I met for the first time being a little girl and searching for images in one of my father´s books. I loved to entertain like this and for that reason, I got acquaintanced with History and Art in a real insightful and free way. This picture is an oil painting of 100×81 cms. of size and was done by José Jiménez Aranda 1837-1903) . Now being exhibited in the Malaga´s Museum (Andalucía-Spain)

It is considered one of most interesting nudes of the Spanish art, and you cannot forget that The Maja of Velázquez and The Maja of Goya are the “top” of the artistic nude portraits of the world. But I have an inkling, a profound attraction for this one, for it is appalling my sensuality and my innocence, since I was a child.
After so much time, it came to me as a recalling, and then I discovered that the slave´s name is really Rosa!! which filled with with amazement and surprise. And that is written on the card that is hanging from her neck…besides that, it is reading that she is being sold by 800 coins…what a price for such a beauty. I have written on my personal blog in Spanish some reflexion about her and myself….but I did not want to traduce it neither to repeat it…I am going to try to write a poem from scratch and will see if it will meet my love and recognition for the artist and his loved Soul´s image_

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