Ifdefelseif's second version of "Simply Dreaming of The Sea," (as posted by her to Flickr, January 9, 2008, see: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ifdefelseif/2180116286/ ), has me enraptured all over again, prompting these few lines before I close down for the day, at 2.05am:
Simply dreaming, simply dreaming of the sea...
Simply dreaming, simply dreaming, of the sea....
No! I'm dreaming, dreaming, of what I see!
Amid the foam, a mermaid flies,
Trailing hair, and stunning eyes.
A light so soft, so sensuous,
It carries me away, carries me away,
In its wake. Let me dream.
- JW, 1/13/2008
Kudos to ifdefelseif for not being satisfied with her first version, about which I wrote a few days ago (see below, my post for January 8, 2008), and coming up with something much more elegant, more refined, and far more dazzling in color and light.
I, for my part, was not satisfied with my version of Pieter Bruegel's "Ship at Sea, Menaced by a Whale, with Icarus Added," (posted with her first version, see below, post for January 8th) and so in my turn, now repost that, as modified by me:
John Walford, after Pieter Bruegel, "Ship in Stormy Sea, Menaced by Whale, with Icarus Added" 2007.