Dost thou look back on what hath been,
As some divinely gifted woman,


Whose life in low estate began
And on a simple village green;


Who breaks her birth’s invidious bar,
And grasps the skirts of happy chance,


And breasts the blows of circumstance,
And grapples with her evil star;


Who makes by force her merit known
And lives to clutch the golden keys,


To mould a mighty state’s decrees,
And shape the whisper of the throne;


And moving up from high to higher,
Becomes on Fortune’s crowning slope


The pillar of a people’s hope,
The center of a world’s desire;


Yet feels, as in a pensive dream,
When all her active powers are still,


A distant dearness in the hill,
A secret sweetness in the stream.

Details below ~

Credits ~

Hair ~ Wasabi Pills ~ “Hawk mesh hair” – male – iceberg

Eyes ~ Tacky Star ~ “Blood Fest” – Lighter Large – vein 1

Skin ~ BLUSH ~ “Catherine Skin” – nude

Additional makeup ~ MOCK Cosmetics ~ “Mock and Mole”

Additional Makeup ~ “lipstripe” by G.E

Neck bow and collar ~ *COCO* ~ from the “Bow Shirt” – white

Jacket, top, bra, wrist cuffs, and slops ~ **GizzA** ~ “DarkAge Outfit”

Hands ~ Slink ~ “mesh hands” – gesture (left hand) – elegant1 (right hand)

Walking stick ~ DECO – “duckhead cane” – black

Pants ~ Erratic ~ “Zoey” – leather pants – black (XS)

Boots ~ Lassitude & Ennui ~ “Assassin Boots” – black

Text ~ from In Memoriam  A.H.H. – (verse LXIV, lines 1-20, modified for gender by G.E.) by Alfred, Lord Tennyson   ~ (Full text of In Memoriam A.H.H.)

Shot on location in Second Life in Goatswood.

(Thanks to Ziki Questi for her wonderful photos, which led me to Goatswood.)

5 responses

  1. how beautiful. i tried to quote some don juan tenorio for you but didn’t find anything lovely enough 🙂

    December 28, 2012 at 5:19 am

    • He isn’t an easy man to find these days. *hugs

      December 28, 2012 at 4:32 pm

  2. That’s a real swell bashing cane!

    December 29, 2012 at 3:52 pm

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