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Eve Captured

The following was based on an iconic picture of Mandy Rice-Davies by David Steen. Rice was infamous for being part of the 1963 Profumo  political scandal.

The sun sets and so do inhibitions.
 Rising even as darkness falls, 
Vices murmur in cajoling tone;
Whispering of delights to behold; 
Slinking and sliding like satin 
Off a debutante's back, 
Seemingly innocent, 
As she gazes with baby blue wonder 
Amidst fine white linen. 

Wholly carnal expectations of the night 
Play across lips that won't melt butter, 
but can steam a man's thoughts, 
and wring him dry with a breath. 
Softest pink, slightly curved 
They draw laser sharp focus 
Of fantasies not fully formed. 

The pose of an ingenue 
Awaiting the brush strokes of Goya 
to capture her pearlescence, 
Or, perhaps, the lenses of Nemoy and Steen
(Or is it the lips of a lover?) 
For a touch of immortality-- 
An angel from heaven 
With a touch of the devil. 

She is Temptation 
Teasing with her bountiful fruits; 
Coveting your visions. 
She's every male fancy; 
My passion's dark reality-- 
There's a reason the fall of 
Darkness is called Eve

Here is a link to the picture:

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 7/21/2015 7:55:00 AM
Beautiful lady wonderful poem in her tribute a 7 Hugs Eve
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Date: 7/20/2015 12:25:00 AM
Splendid write..I enjoyed reading and the visit!
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 7/20/2015 12:43:00 AM
Thanks for stopping by, I enjoyed your pages to.
Date: 7/19/2015 11:19:00 PM
Loved the poem, I confess I do not know the story behind it even I looked the photo! You do have me curious now!
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 7/20/2015 12:05:00 AM
I had to look up the story after I did the write because several people made reference to it. It happened before my time and in Britain, so not an American icon.
Date: 7/16/2015 5:55:00 PM
I went to see the picture and it's nothing like I expected Gosh, that is a famous picture. I was thinking it was painted but it looks like a photo! anyway, that aside, I really like your poem. This is very engrossing description and made me actually want to take a look at the picture GREAT job.
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 7/16/2015 10:23:00 PM
Thanks Andrea. It's nice that you wanted to look. On the other site, I recieved several messages of people who were astonished at the whole Eve analogy from the picture prompt. I'm sure she's been painted too, but this was one of her most well-known shoots other than those surrounding the case. The pictures are springboards so.poem does not have to be directly related, but correlated.