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furrows by lilymaid7 furrows :iconlilymaid7:lilymaid7 0 6 light and leaves by lilymaid7 light and leaves :iconlilymaid7:lilymaid7 0 1 little birch by lilymaid7 little birch :iconlilymaid7:lilymaid7 1 1 grass by lilymaid7 grass :iconlilymaid7:lilymaid7 0 2 Sweet Lady by lilymaid7 Sweet Lady :iconlilymaid7:lilymaid7 0 1
So many things I’ve lost, so many tears
fell through these slender fingers without stopping,
so much of earth wore down beneath these feet.
Innocence stood here once.  Beauty and Mirth,
her sisters, too.  They all have gone.
Alone, I stand amid the fallen leaves.
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quiet by lilymaid7 quiet :iconlilymaid7:lilymaid7 0 2 Griffys and axes by lilymaid7 Griffys and axes :iconlilymaid7:lilymaid7 0 9 spring blossoms by lilymaid7 spring blossoms :iconlilymaid7:lilymaid7 1 6 Solitude by lilymaid7 Solitude :iconlilymaid7:lilymaid7 2 4 aspen grove by lilymaid7 aspen grove :iconlilymaid7:lilymaid7 0 3 Dark pines by lilymaid7 Dark pines :iconlilymaid7:lilymaid7 0 4
A Notebook
Bright hopes scrawled there by my virgin hand:
   a veil, a flower, shining silver,
   a maiden mother and her child,
   an apple on the heavy fruited bough
   fallen, ripe and gold, into her lap.
   The veil is torn, the flower wilted,
   the ring has dropped not to be found again.
   The mother frowns, the child cries,
   the apple rots beneath the summer sun.
These things remain here only in my ink.
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An Empty Box
A lock of hair
clipped with kisses
from a loved head,
exchanged for my own
bound up with gold
and placed in his pocketó
I kept it with care,
placed it reverently
in a box of brass and glass,
like some saint's relicó
a talisman, a token
bound with blue binding.
Two years it laid
on my cold dresser.
Blue ribbons binding
loosened their hold.
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His bed is warm, familiar, and it smells
familiar too, the mingled scents
of sweat, wood and tobacco, and the sweet-
scented soap he washes with. I lie here
beside him every night.  Sometimes I slip
in by him while he sleeps, burrow my face
behind his soft back.  The smell of his body
is warm, comforting as any blanket.
I fall asleep in the soft grateful glow,
of having this, my portion, here on earth.
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bud at twilight by lilymaid7 bud at twilight :iconlilymaid7:lilymaid7 0 2


Windows of Life by Akai-Z Windows of Life :iconakai-z:Akai-Z 10 6 Meara by paulaspixies Meara :iconpaulaspixies:paulaspixies 8 6 Altar lights - Dec 2007 by pearwood Altar lights - Dec 2007 :iconpearwood:pearwood 9 27 St George and the Dragon by elegaer St George and the Dragon :iconelegaer:elegaer 33 37 Tomorrow and tomorrow and ... by annaa Tomorrow and tomorrow and ... :iconannaa:annaa 7 32 Pandora's Box by Maighread Pandora's Box :iconmaighread:Maighread 14 5 Birds from the Book of Kells by Laerad Birds from the Book of Kells :iconlaerad:Laerad 41 32 Snow White - Mar 2006 by pearwood Snow White - Mar 2006 :iconpearwood:pearwood 6 40 Pine Sprite Quartet by Boggleboy Pine Sprite Quartet :iconboggleboy:Boggleboy 8 27
Winter Haiku - 9

the pine
unlike the willow
-dream of sleep
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Sigh no more by Holyrose Sigh no more :iconholyrose:Holyrose 28 27 Gold Scale Set by giricredwolf Gold Scale Set :icongiricredwolf:giricredwolf 7 13 The Fruitful Tree by Flyttamouse The Fruitful Tree :iconflyttamouse:Flyttamouse 22 33 Blue and Gold - Nov 2005 by pearwood Blue and Gold - Nov 2005 :iconpearwood:pearwood 2 23 Ocean and Sun by caylem00 Ocean and Sun :iconcaylem00:caylem00 3 3 Orient 2 by tropicity Orient 2 :icontropicity:tropicity 27 47


Alice and the Gryphon - color by bluefooted Alice and the Gryphon - color :iconbluefooted:bluefooted 4,937 286 Tea Time by darklyartistic Tea Time :icondarklyartistic:darklyartistic 620 153



will find her way
Artist | Literature
United States
Current Residence: on the banks of red roses
Favourite genre of music: folk/traditional
Favourite photographer: Julia Margaret Cameron
Favourite style of art: Northern Renaissance, Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau
Wallpaper of choice: something pretty
Personal Quote: Though lovers be lost love shall not - Dylan Thomas
I've lost a lot in my fairly short life, had things slip away because of chance or foolishness in myself or foolishness in others.  However, I've held more in my hands than most people ever do.  I have things that nothing in all of creation can take from me.

I shouldn't be sad for long.  My life is rich and blessed and always will be.

The sun shines, my flowers will bloom this coming spring, whatever garden they're in.  I have love of a sort that is not shaken.  Beauty is always present, and is there to comfort us when we are willing to look up from our little sorrows and see it.

I have the love of my caring and understanding mother and father, my thoughtful sister, my encouraging brother, my sister who makes me laugh.  I have the love of their sweet wee ones who draw their auntie glorious things in crayons to make her smile.  I have the love of many aunts and uncles, and of my grandfather, with his odd humor and his matter of fact approach to life, and my grandmother, with her deep spiritual strength.

I've had hands I held slip from mine as well, but I know that I was loved.  I know I loved in return.  I know I am not the only one that wept.  As for me, love is worthwhile no matter how it ends.  So many people go through life and never really know it.  They may not weep like I do, but I pity them.  They miss too much of life.

I've held a lot, and known deep joy.  I've lost much, and wept from my very soul.  I'd not undo any of it.  And, wherever my path leads, I will be alright.

"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusteth in thee." Isaiah 26:3
  • Listening to: Bellowhead, Burlesque
  • Reading: this and that
  • Drinking: spice tea


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pearwood Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, Charity,
Seems like I haven't seen you in ages. :)
Thanks for the fav on Snow White - Mar 2006
lilymaid7 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006   Writer
You're quite welcome. :)

I'm afraid I'm finding housewifing to be a bit demanding. Most people can offer very little advice as to how to set up housekeeping in a barn. :) It's getting better, though, and my weekly sewing lessons with my mum are helping. (We need curtains and all sorts of things.)
pearwood Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
MrsLoriVintage Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2006   Digital Artist
Thank you Lily for the :+fav: on "Seductive Fairy" :hug:
lilymaid7 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006   Writer
You're welcome, Mrs. Lori. :)
Fuesousha-Kinoko Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2006
amazing gallery! :nod:

& thankies for the :+devwatch: !! :cuddle:
lilymaid7 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006   Writer
You're quite welcome, and thank you. :)
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