August Night

She had forgotten how the August night
Was level as a lake beneath the moon,
In which she swam a little, losing sight
Of shore; and how the boy, who was at noon
Simple enough, not different from the rest,
Wore now a pleasant mystery as he went,
Which seemed to her an honest enough test
Whether she loved him, and she was content.

So loud, so loud the million crickets’ choir. . .
So sweet the night, so long-drawn-out and late. . .
And if the man were not her spirit’s mate,
Why was her body sluggish with desire?

Stark on the open field the moonlight fell,
But the oak tree’s shadow was deep and black and
secret as a well.

Edna St. Vincent Millay, “She had forgotten how the August night” (sonnet)
Text courtesy of The Poetry Foundation, publishers of Poetry magazine

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The details:

Note: Starting here, we’re going to try to include the skin we have chosen for our normal looks as well as our more “alien” characters, as we used to do. This may take some purchasing of new skins, if we can’t remember which one we used last on our bodies, but it’s much fairer to the skin makers, who’ve gotten short shrift from us since the advent of mesh bodies in the blog.

Harper (as “Keiko”) wears:

  • Head: LAQ Rina 3.05 Bento
  • Full body: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Skin: 7 deadly skins yoga (apricot)
  • Eyes: Ikon Sovereign (Field)
  • Hair: Virtual Diva Touche V2 (Crow)
  • Gown: Azul Daria (Onyx)
  • Shoes: Renegade Taylor
  • Accessories: kunst Diva cigarette holder; Maddict Starlet gloves; Fortuna Ornella necklace and earrings
  • Eyeshadow: Pink Fuel Twinkle Glow (LAQ, slot 11 dk)
  • Lipstick: Psycho:Byts Marina (Omega, slot 5)

Photographed at my home

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