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When I Wake by kevissimo When I Wake by kevissimo
“…perhaps this journey may all make sense.
I can’t explain
why so much of this world fell upon us
despite all hopes or the things we did to try
for just a moment in time
to bring something that mattered to life.
Know that in the journeys of the theatre of us which held a rare hope
that we did nothing wrong

But a wheel inside me was set in motion
that will not stop for all the rivers that have come between us
or the countries we tried to cross
which carried no map other than
the longing to get through
and which stretched on and on without mercy into
a night that hasn’t ceased.

To finally find a place to stop
and to find a peace
we have so often wanted.

But this land doesn’t end and
every fire that burns through another heart
to leave ashes still holds some sort of promise however quiet.

But peace
is not the same as happiness
and the river is still wide.

You
will only happen once
(for me) and never again and now
are the days that if anything of value matters in this world at all
I must hold on to the song of the singer I cannot see.
For in the melody that cuts me in half are the words ‘You love, because I loved you first.’

If you could see
What I see
In you…

So, until I wake…know I tried
And gave everything I could.”


Oilgraph on canvas (10x10) - 2004
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:iconnine9nine9:
nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
So nice! Featured in my latest Journal, Spread Some DA Love, Part XVI [link]
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akashank Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
your work its AMAZING ! i love it ! good luck !
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kevissimo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for that...it means alot ot me...
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snowONsahara Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006
very expressive, a delicate look on her face...the green that adds depth to the image...and the amazing shadowing...wonderful work:)
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kevissimo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you....this was a very special piece. And thank you for the devwatch as well....
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snowONsahara Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
...you're welcome...i was absolutely amazed when i saw ur works...the technique is very original and the effect is baffling....:)...congratulations
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jishdafish Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
beautiful shadows, i really like the mood of this piece, it has a beautiful surreal feel
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Aenor Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005
Wonderful
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kevissimo Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much....and you have a fantastic gallery....
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trinityzion Featured By Owner May 23, 2005
WOW!!! I LOVE THIS ONE!!!!!! =)) WOHHOOO VERY VERY NICE!!!!!!
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kevissimo Featured By Owner May 23, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you...it was a special one...
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CaptainBeyond Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2005   Traditional Artist
Breathtaking. Mysterious beauty being gloomy and happy at the same time.. :heart:
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florapudelkova Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
:shamrock: :shamrock: :shamrock:
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Yendza Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2004
Beautiful..
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kevissimo Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you...
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pyrofly Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2004   Interface Designer
Its SO beautiful!
the poeme and picture gos to getter so well....and it reminds me of my life....its so amazing how beautiful i think it is....i cany even say it words what i think...
its just beautiful.
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kevissimo Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very very much for that.....
This was a tough one
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ladymegido Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2004  Professional Artisan Crafter
feels like home
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muldie Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004
this piece is great... the paint, the poem.. my poor english plus confusing emotions don´t let me to write anymore...

awesome.. :hug:
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iamshe Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2004
everything about this phot is perfect: color, composition, pose, expression, faving it immediately. really gorgeous piece of artwork.
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sarah-w Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2004
ok...among other responses you've evoked from me with this poem. I'm now crying all over my keyboard.what a talent.
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kevissimo Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
You should have seen me....

Thank you Sarah. It means alot to me that you really saw it....
I wish I could say the same for others involved...
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temabina Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2004
very lovely pose - full with softness
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digitalhalcyon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004
this really makes me wish i could have gone to your most recent show. it evokes too many feelings to write.

-nick
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kevissimo Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you...and very nice of you to say....
it was a great opening...bittersweet, but a really good evening.
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TheBo Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004
:wow:
:+fav:
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sycophant13x Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful prose there... beautiful image as well.

that shade of green.. its a tricky one, imo. i love it. it just makes it hard for me to decide on a mood. you know how color can set mood and such, but this time, i think it just enhances whatever the viewer wants to feel. i've purposely held off commenting on this, because each time i looked at it, it took on a different meaning. the feelings it stirs up ranges from placid to utterly confused and everthing that can fall in between. though, for me atleast, all the feelings have a postive, happy and hoepful undertone.

fantastic work here... keep it up!
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kevissimo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much.....(as always)
You saw what was going on behind it all....and that is deeply appreciated...
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fangedfem Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2004
Beautiful! The demure pose along with her eyes cast down are just lovely-- as are the words in your description. Wonderful emotional expression!
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cossayuna Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2004  Student Photographer
wonderful and very sensitive emotions expressed in your art Thank You! :clap:
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myriam Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2004   Writer
I cannot get over the beautiful poetic comments (poetry, yes, poems) that you add to each submission. It touches deeply, the way you write such clear sharp, almost confrontational words about yourself and your losses, and yet the ideas and communications behind the words are soft, tearful and amazingly true and beautiful.

Sorry. Just had to say that.

:)
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kevissimo Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
What can I say to that except thank you....very very much.
I guess there was no other way to have really done it.

Though I don't think I'll ever do another one like this again.
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supafemme Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2004
i love how the delineation between her arm and upper body has become obscured , almost erased .....forming an area quite winglike...wrapped round forwardly and in midstretch ......eyes closed and clinging on til the bitterend of her sweet sleep.......stunningly lovely .....the movement of hair ....use of space and lighting are excellent
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dravinsdreams Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2004
thats so pretty
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romakitty Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2004
beautiful. :fav:
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purehibiscus Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
absolutely gorgeous through and through. the features make me think of a brunette Cameron Diaz for some reason, i think it's the eyes, but that doesn't even do such a stunning piece justice. definitely my favorite piece of yours since i've started watching. :peace: - Laura
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kevissimo Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for that...It means alot to me that you would see what you did...
Thank you again....it's a special one...
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soul-lozenge Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2004
This is lovely! And your words are truly beautiful.
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kevissimo Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you....
I don't know what to say about the words...except that they're honest. If I did nothing else with this piece I'd like to think that I at least did that...so thank you for saying that....
I hopefully will never have to do another one like this again.
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soul-lozenge Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2004
You're welcome. That's what makes your words so beautiful-- the fact that they're honest. I appreciate that!
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nathanieljc Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2004
mmm, there is something more behind this. a lovely intimacy, a deep enjoyment.
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kevissimo Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for seeing that. There is. It's an important piece for me personally...and probably one of the hardest to have done...so you saying that means a great deal to me...
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LeRoue Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2004
so soft and pretty!
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fiercesoniaa Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2004   Photographer
I love the models pose.
A wonderful intimate port.
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fidget Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2004   Photographer
Kevin this is spectacular- I love it in every way.

+fav!
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kevissimo Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Jessica....as always.....
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cogwurx Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
very lovely...it gives off a sense of Love.
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irigreen Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2004   Photographer
reminds me of da vinci's sketches
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Mopti Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2004
Sweet and beautiful... :)
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chiya Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2004
Whose are those words?
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