Fair Aphrodite

by Molly Moore
molly sitting naked in tree in springtime woodland being Aphrodite

“No days such honored days as these! While yet
Fair Aphrodite reigned, men seeking wide
For some fair thing which should forever bide
On earth, her beauteous memory to set
In fitting frame that no age could forget,
Her name in lovely April’s name did hide,
And leave it there, eternally allied
To all the fairest flowers Spring did beget.”
–  Helen Hunt Jackson

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20 comments

SilverDom April 8, 2017 - 7:11 pm

Fair Aphrodite indeed. 🙂

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LittleSwitchBitch April 8, 2017 - 7:27 pm

Oh wow Molly. Another magical image. This is spectacular x

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Tabitha April 8, 2017 - 7:35 pm

Oh Molly
You look like you simply belong there, held safely in the tree’s gentle palm x x

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Mark April 8, 2017 - 8:38 pm

What a beautyfull photo

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Elliott April 8, 2017 - 9:53 pm

My initial thought seeing this image… Rebirth.

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Sweeten Dirty April 9, 2017 - 1:45 am

As usual, a beautiful image. As SilverDom says, Aphrodite indeed!

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Camille April 9, 2017 - 3:55 am

This is such a wonderful inspiration for what we hope will be another productive weekend at the lake house this summer! ~C

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Penny April 9, 2017 - 4:07 am

I love your outdoor nude self portraits so much! Gorgeous image!
xxPenny

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Bob The Monkey April 9, 2017 - 4:47 am

Mother nature at its finest! You look like you are part of the tree, an extension of its skyward branches. You look poised as if to spring into life. Beautiful Image.x

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Pi April 9, 2017 - 5:37 am

This is as beautiful as poetry?

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Marie Rebelle April 9, 2017 - 10:39 am

Such a beautiful location for a beautiful woman!

Rebel xox

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julie April 9, 2017 - 12:11 pm

What a wonderful image of you and at last the signs of spring

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Kilted Wookie April 9, 2017 - 12:20 pm

I spend a lot of time walking through woods, but never come acrosssights like this. Think I needs to find me a new forest to explore.

KW

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Enigma13Photography April 9, 2017 - 12:38 pm

Fantastic image. I need some outdoor shots ??

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Jaime April 9, 2017 - 3:34 pm

You look so very beautiful, and goddess-like in that shot!

It’s a beautiful picture.

I love the poem too. I’d never have thought that April comes from Aphrodite (my favourite goddess), because the Romans generally used their own names for the gods when naming months, etc. Eg March, from Mars, not from the Greek Ares.Soyou’d expect them to use some version of the name Venus. But the Etruscans (who ruled Rome for a long time) called the goddess not Venus but Apru.

So April is named after the goddess of love! I was very happy to learn this.

I like the poem for lots of other reasons, and will look for more Helen Hunt Jackson.

But the photo is wonderful, and you carry off being fair Aphrodite wonderfully well!

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HappyComeLucky April 9, 2017 - 4:37 pm

I love how right your spirit looks in the woods.

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Bee April 9, 2017 - 7:21 pm

It’s that time of year when the woodland nymphs come out to play…this makes me feel so warm and fuzzy!

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fridayam April 9, 2017 - 9:56 pm

To be one with nature is a cliche, but you make it come alive in this gorgeous image Molly x

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John Brownstone April 10, 2017 - 2:32 am

Such a beautiful photo and words to go with.

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Exposing40 April 10, 2017 - 1:38 pm

Just perfect! Xx

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