Sweet melody amidst the moving spheres
Breaks forth, a solemn and entrancing sound,
A harmony whereof the earth’s green hills
Give but the faintest echo; yet is there
A music everywhere, and concert sweet!
All birds which sing amidst the forest deep
Till the flowers listen with unfolded bells;
All winds that murmur over summer grass,
Or curl the waves upon the pebbly shore;
Chiefly all earnest human voices rais’d
In charity and for the cause of truth,
Mingle together in one sacred chord,
And float, a grateful incense, up to the Gods.

“Music” – Bessie Rayner Parkes
Sinful Sunday

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29 Responses

  1. Miss Scarlet says:

    You look fabulous, especially agsinst the greenery of the forest.

  2. I love your outdoor photographs and this is fabulous – bright colours and bold movement.
    Such a strong image.
    Missy x

  3. Tooooo cool
    Love the gothic witch aspects to the sensual

  4. The concentration in your eyes grabs me first, then I wander down. Your costume is amazingly beautiful.

  5. Persephone says:

    I love the ritual feel to this photo. I feel like I’ve walked in on something very important taking place and am hiding to absorb some of the magick.

  6. slave sindee says:

    You have me under your spell as the incense winds thru my body as i stare at your beautiful image.
    Great pic

  7. Ooooh, Devie – thi si sbeauiful and a really clever idea for prompt x

  8. sub-Bee says:

    There is something bewitching about this…fabulous word!

  9. Lisa Stone says:

    Devie, you are a goddess

  10. Mary Wood says:

    Sweet melody is you!

  11. The effect with the incense worked out so well! You really look like a witch, but a sexy one 😉

  12. The goth look in a forest is perfect!

  13. Molly says:

    You look like a sorcerer casting spells. What did you use to create the smoke?


    • Thanks, ha! I am holding the incense so that is where the smoke is coming from! I used one of these big sage ones that wiccans and such use to cleanse their homes.

  14. Stunning image, Devie. I’m not fond of the smell of incense, but I love how the smoke from it seems to add magic to your image 🙂
    ~ Marie

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