To Be Sung Upon the Water

Beautiful, my delight,
Pass, as we pass the wave.
Pass, as the mottled night
Leaves what it cannot save,
Scattering dark and bright.

Beautiful, pass and be
Less than the guiltless shade
To which our vows were said;
Less than the sound of the oar
To which our vows were made,
Less than the sound of its blade
Dipping the stream once more.

— Louise Bogan, To Be Sung Upon the Water; music by Samuel Barber

 

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Trees: Little Branch Banyan Tree (@Wayward Carnival), Weeping Willow by Cari McKeenan

Cattails: Cattail bushes by Cari McKeenan (@Wayward Carnival)

Lilies: Botanical by Kriss Lehmann

Gazebo: Vespertine Garden Folly by Amelie Knelstrom (for Fifty Linden Friday 7/24)

Rowboat: Rowboat with Oars by Reya Jonson

Crane: *UI* Crane Mesh by Eldowyn Inshan

Poses: Eliza Quixote

Peace

Peace. Not something I have much of at the moment, with two German and three Russian major choral works to be memorized and performed in the next two weeks. Today I made plans with a friend to head for the beach on Monday for a little memorizing break, and after seeing this lovely blanket tent I thought how nice it would be to just curl up on the beach and spend the night there. I bet the view in the morning would be a killer.

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The majority of what is seen in this photo can be found at this round of Uber. A special shout out though to Mimikri for the gorgeous bikini (that I would never have the guts to wear in RL) and the beautiful, glowing Artemis skin from Aida Ewing at this month’s round of Collabor88.

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Hair: Exile::Rising Tides by Kavar Cleanslate (@Uber)

Skin: -Glam Affair – Artemis – Asia by Aida Ewing (@Collabor88)

Eyes: Aveline Natural – Asian Brown Flycatcher by Giggle Solo

Hands/Feet: Hands and Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands and High Feet by Siddean Munro

Necklace: [The Forge] Beach Bum Necklace. by Deccan Arida (@Uber)

Bikini: Mimikri – Gioia Bikini taupe by Mimikri Kit

Fire: What Next Bear Canyon Log Fire by Winter Thorn

Tent: {vespertine} – blanket fort / indian summer by Amelie Knelstrom(@Uber)

Lantern: {vespertine} – scallop lantern /ketchup by Amelie Knelstrom(@Uber)

Flip-Flops: ISPACHI Summer Flip-Flops by Diarmuid Miklos

Beach Accessories: Lark – Day at the Beach by Sienia Trevellion (@Uber)

Pose: {Imeka}Hestia-Pose 2 by NatiWilliams (@Collabor88)

Location: Sandbanks Bay