Saturday, February 06, 2010

And Let My Eyes Into Your Pupils Dart

In my opinion the greatest poem that was ever written about a cat (but not really about a cat ...) is by Charles Baudelaire - here´s an English translation that I think is quite good:

Come, my fine cat, against my loving heart;
sheathe your sharp claws, and settle.
And let my eyes into your pupils dart
where agate sparks with metal.
Now while my fingertips caress at leisure
your head and wiry curves,
and that my hand´s elated with the pleasure
of your electric nerves.
I think about my woman - how her glances
like yours, dear beast, deep down
and cold, can cut and wound one as with lances;
then, too, she has that vagrant
and subtle air of danger that makes fragrant
her body, lithe and brown.

I´ve tried to capture the feeling of these verses for this week´s SPA challenge "Cats".

22 comments:

Ozstuff said...

What a wonderful verse! Yes, it is about a lot more than cats. Marion, your illustration is exquisite. Absolutely gorgeous. Your artwork is always stunning but this one is special.

peggy gatto said...

Oh MY, I really, really love the look. fabulous art(again)!!

gaby braun said...

Wonderful art!

Judy said...

Splendid art card, Marion!

Amy said...

gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining in at sunday postcard art!

johanna said...

wun-der-schön, das gedicht wie deine postkarte!!

indybev said...

Captivating art! Well done.

Martina2801 said...

Die Karte ist super, Marion und der Vers gefällt mir auch!

AliMayes said...

What a fantastic representation of a marvellous poem!

yasmindeboo said...

I too love your artwork, a gorgeous postcard.

Mandy C said...

fabulous Marion

Kris Dickinson said...

Really beautiful work Marion!

Cindy McMath said...

Lovely card Marion - great poem too, thanks for sharing that.

Cindy :)

Debby said...

Hi Marion, great card and the verse is fab.
debby

Annes Art said...

Beautiful Art!!

peppapig said...

Wonderful!!

Carole said...

Nice card!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

WOW, this is wonderful! I look forward to seeing your next work in this series!

Shelle said...

very alluring....i feel as though i'm looking straight into your's cats eyes....

Tami Roth said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE, Marion!!!!
It is precious!
Hugs,
Tami

dutchstamptramp said...

very special Marion. Love it!

Terri said...

This is a great card. I love your cat, done so well!
The poem is very interesting.