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April 10, 2005
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Crimson Petals by eggwacker Crimson Petals by eggwacker
Crimson Petals

Within the veils of tempest throes nest Mother Earth's regret,
Where empty words in jagged thirds from broken echoes jet.
That I, nearby, in blind pursuit, misguided from the mark,
Found crimson petals, lined with grace, while fumbling through the dark.

I slow drew near these blushing pads, transfixed with endless stare,
And saw a man of peerless worth, of heights beyond compare:
A hero chained, a lover lost, but of this world, apart,
Fickle reason drapes this age, yet constant was His heart.

With glory bright but honor bound, light wrinkles in its fold,
Away at last, a truth, divine, to separate the gold.
In hidden depths of shadows tread, I stretched a longing hand,
And whilst the crumbling pillars fall, I firmly took a stand.

From all around death waters poured, but in His presence dear,
A subtle refuge, safe abode, a streak against the fear.
Twas there, like weary travellers spent, I found a cove to rest,
And there, like salvaged heartbreaks, bent, I found myself so blessed

The days have flown, but still the thoughts, come seeping in my mind,
Of that sweet day when clarity I chanced upon to find,
Now when the tide turns ebony and when the fortunes shift,
I close my eyes and one by one let crimson petals drift.

- Patrick K. Chai
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Monarchron Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007
very beautiful.
CHiPMuNCHiE Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007
This picture is beautiful!
The colors are just right, the composition is amazing.
+The poem's really nice <3
q8oceanic Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006
wow, really WOW ..
the red is so strong, that's beautiful.
the whole atmosphere is splendid,
Well Done :+fav:
kayvz Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2005
the color in this photo is amazing .. it really caught my eye. very nice!
Mehrunnisa Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2005
I must say that this picture speaks to me secrets I thought were well hidden within my heart. And it makes a perfect conjugation with that poem that, by the way, is beautiful.
eggwacker Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2005
What a lovely comment. Thank you for expressing your thoughts with me :hug:

Stay blessed and thanks for the :+fav:s!
Maggie- Featured By Owner May 13, 2005
It seems I've been M.I.A for a while, but it's nice to see your work in my inbox. It's very refreshing - especially when it's something as vibrant and eye-catching as this. Beautiful work you've done, and I expect you'll keep churning out magnificent photographs. You seem to "out-do" yourself everytime.
yonashek Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2005
Great DOF and colors - I love the background! :+fav:
kalany Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2005
The colours are gorgeous on this piece -- I love the deep vibrant red and the muted greens. However, what's with the halos around the flowers that aren't in focus? Some kinda weird lens thing, or is that an artifact of the editing process? Still amazing, though. :D
eggwacker Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2005
I'm not too sure about the halos to be honest. They weren't edited digitally. I only noticed them when I loaded it onto my computer.
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