Posts Tagged ‘Females’

Botany Lesson

Botany Lesson

In her upturned collar,
she showed him the sepals
below the flower;
and see, the flower head
sits on the slender stem
so delicately, she said;
and blushing, told him
that in his hands it might
bloom hot crimson.


Julian O’Dea

(Now published here.)





How I longed

to sweep the veil of clothes

from you that sunny day.

What can I say?

That nothing

is more perfect than

a bare sky after

the clouds have blown




Julian O’Dea

The Queen of Swing

Nadege Du Bospertus in the red swings her hips but Yasmeen Ghauri in the yellow was the “Queen of Swing”:


Here is Yasmeen Ghauri again:

in her upturned collar

in her upturned collar
she points out the sepals
at the base of the flower

Julian O’Dea 

Exceptionally pretty girls


Liv O’Donnell



Carey Mulligan


Marina Nery




The Style of Edwardian Women

images-34 (7)Edwardian street style Astonishing amateur images which capture the fashion of women in London and Paris over a century ago  1.jpgimages-46 (1).jpgimages-40 (5).jpgunnamed-2 (1).jpgimages-45 (2)images-25 (7).jpg

Deep in Her Eyes

Deep in her eyes
I sèe blue blooms
as constant as
God’s sky

As Dante smote
by Beatrice’s eyes
I see and write
of Paradise


Julian O’Dea