August 17, 2008

her blacks crackle and drag

Part 1

Edge by Sylvia Plath

The woman is perfected
Her dead

Body wears the smile of accomplishment,
The illusion of a Greek necessity

Flows in the scrolls of her toga,
Her bare

Feet seem to be saying:
We have come so far, it is over.

Each dead child coiled, a white serpent,
One at each little

Pitcher of milk, now empty
She has folded

Them back into her body as petals
Of a rose close when the garden

Stiffens and odors bleed
From the sweet, deep throats of the night flower.

The moon has nothing to be sad about,
Staring from her hood of bone.

She is used to this sort of thing.
Her blacks crackle and drag.

I couldnt sleep so at midnight I took a bunch of pictures in a maxi dress that used to be grandmas's.








Part 2
I got bored so I drew on some of my crappier polaroids.



47 comments:

keira antoia rose said...

I play field hockey too... I love the sport, but hate the time it takes up. Cool gloves. You remind me of the character Lily in "The Secret Garden the Musical" which you probably haven't seen (nobody really has). Your polaroids that you drew on look sooo cool that way!

xoxo Isabella Clarisse xoxo
www.tasteoffashionkar.blogspot.com

Ella said...

I love the polaroids...
and those white lace gloves? Out of this world...
x

Ebony said...

Cool IS a disease LOL a/w really nice photography, I love the white dress

Carolina Lange said...

Field hockey is a great sport to watch!
Those pictures are great! Love the polaroids!

cottie said...

I like your photos. It's a pity,i don't have polaroid. In poland we have expensive paper to this camera.

:)
all photos in my blogspot,made by me.
I've just added new.

:*

taylor said...

Your so creative... and those white lace gloves? Wow... amazing! LOL... and i love that flash drive lol..
<3

Yayy! i figured out how to comment! lol

Nadine said...

The dress is totally awesome!

Raven said...

Part One - I love those pictures! They're beautiful. And I love that poem. I'm glad that you like Plath. That makes me happy, even though she's morbid as hell. lol

Part two - Very lovely pictures as well

Belle said...

I love the lace gloves and the dress. Beautiful.
Belle

Nay'Chelle said...

Love the polaroids and lace gloves. I really like the white dress in part one. Good luck on the TV contest.

Oh, and I don't remember what editorial my header is from, but I got it off of foto decadent. So if you search around long enough I'm sure you'll finnd it.

The Seeker said...

OMG that dress is amazing!!
Great pictures, so romantic an ethereal...

xoxo

Catie said...

That is a fantastic dress, and the photographs are quite lovely.
If you like the poetry of Sylvia Plath, I really recommend reading her journals. They really made an impact on my life, and even her most casual prose is beautifully written.

kelsea said...

gorgeoussss
that dress is amazing, and polaroids are classic

Anne Marie said...

your polaroids will become world famous one day. :]
and i love girl doodled on the firsy polaroid

michelle said...

I love the pictures with your grandma's dress. And those lace gloves?! I've been looking for a pair ever since seeing them in Paris Vogue. Lovely.

copperoranges said...

your pictures are so eery! i love it.

maveri_ck<3 said...

oh i switched it because i liked how everything was on one page, but i think i'll change it back soon. anyhow-- i loved how you got so creative with those polaroids! they looked crazy artistic esp with that white dress!

The Clothes Horse said...

Gorgeous! That maxi dress is stunning and so whimsical with the lace gloves. Plus I love Sylvia Plath so this post basically rules.

la petite fashionista said...

you are seriously one of the most creative/artistic people i've ever seen-i love the drawn on polaroids, dreamy photography mixed in with syliva plath!

you're amazing!

la petite fashionista said...

you are seriously one of the most creative/artistic people i've ever seen-i love the drawn on polaroids, dreamy photography mixed in with syliva plath!

you're amazing!

taffy. said...

gorgeous.
i can't wait to see the new pictures!

Sydney Speel said...

i love field hockey!

but i hate practicing! ;P

Hanna said...

That maxi dress is gorgeous! You really look like a girl from the 19th century in the first snap

Ida said...

The white dress is divine! Is it a weeding dress? If not, it could be with those amazing gloves. Very beautiful.

♥ fashion chalet said...

Inspiring photography. I love the gloves.

Thanks for your sweet comment, so great you stopped by my page! :)

Sam said...

beautiful.

Chloe said...

you are so cool its insane

Chloe said...

you are so cool its insane

Jackie said...

That dress is so beautiful and magical.

Beautiful.

Debbie Shiamay said...

the photos are so good! I love them as always =)

Juliet said...

oh that christal thing would be extra cool !

juliet xxx

beccajanie said...

i love the sylvia plath and the lace gloves. excellent.

glory said...

hola me encanta el maxidress blanco se ve muy ethereol
ove you blog by the way...wanna exchange links???
saludos desde mexico

Biianca said...

I love the Polaroids so much!
Good luck with field hockey!

Bostonista said...

those pictures are so beautiful! like a dream!!

Bostonista said...

PS: they emailed me too and I also really loved their site!

Imelda said...

Lovely pictures!

Zai said...

ana=weirdo?! i think you mean ana=cool kid aka awesome blog owner. i loooove the selftimer photos!!
and dont worry, i have been a much worse blogger of late :P

CoutureCarrie said...

That dress is fabulous on you, and I love the lace gloves!!


xoxox,
CC

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

the crystal hot drive is decadent! love you in your grandma's maxi dress! looks good on you.
x
Marian

Kat said...

Those gloves are so pretty, they remind me of ones i had for my first communion, wish i had them now!
Sylvia Plath was a genius. Love her work.

Sugar Pop said...

that dress is great. So are you polaroids! It's different to see your face, in a good way :)
Wonderful entry too; I'd love to enter, but I'm Canadian. You'll go far in the contest, a lot of the entries aren't good. :P

Anna Pope said...

Lovely poem.

I am in complete love with that maxi dress, it is beautiful. And the gloves are the perfect touch, so oldies glamor.

I really like the doodles :)

Anonymous said...

Nice blog!!! Its kinda freaky but I live in Holland and play field hockey....anyway keep up with your wonderful photography!
groetjes uit NL ;-)

riley said...

that maxi dress looks pretty dreamy, and may i say... surreal?

Kristin said...

ugh. amazing dress!!
i have those gloves in black. yay! lol

Lily said...

Ice is my addiction too...
:)
but I can only have it on Fridays, because it will make my teeth ugly.

I am so glad you have a blog.///a little portal into your life