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Kindness by ParaisaDesign Kindness by ParaisaDesign
The artwork was inspired by this poem: www.wingmakers.com/poetrychamb… - the picture in the background is also theirs as it relates to this particular poem: www.wingmakers.com/reproductio…

In the Kindness of Sleep

I visited you last night when you
were sleeping with a child's abandon.
Curled so casual in sheets
inlaid by your beauty.
I held my hand to your face
and touched as gently
as I know how
so you could linger with your dreams.
I heard soft murmurs that only angels make
when they listen to their home.
So I drew my hand away
uneasy that I might wake you
even as gentle as I was.

But you stayed with your dreams
and I watched as they found their way to you
in the kindness of sleep.
And I dreamed that I was an echo of your body
curled beside you like a fortune hunter
who finally found his gold.
I nearly wept at the sound of your breath,
but I stayed quiet as a winter lake, and bit my lip
to ensure I wouldn't be detected.

I didn't want to intrude
so I set my dream aside
and I gently pulled your hand from underneath
the covers to hold.
A hand whose entry into flesh
must have been the lure that brought me here.
And as I hold it
I remember why I came
to feel your pulse
and the beating of your heart in deep slumber.
And I remember why I came in the
kindness of sleep --
to hold your hand, touch your face
and listen to the soft breathing
of an angel,
curled so casual in sheets
inlaid by your beauty.

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slepalex Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very romantic!
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ParaisaDesign Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you Alexi. :hug:
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jrmalone Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a beautiful image to accompany such a wonderful poem. I love this very much, Delia. It warms my heart. :heart: 
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ParaisaDesign Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013   Digital Artist
It warmed mine too. I love the body of work on their website. It has inspired me a lot.
:sun:
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VeeSwan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a delightful render that is so beautifully inspired by the poetry, you gave it life!    You really captured the lovely sentiment in total!   I absolutely love it! :woohoo:
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ParaisaDesign Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you VeeVee. :heart::hug:
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VeeSwan Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome my dear :heart:
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Ariel-X Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the warmth in this image! Beautiful work Delia :love:
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ParaisaDesign Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you Bjorn. :heart:
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jonrea Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Great scene.

Jon
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