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If the past were offered me again by Muse1908 If the past were offered me again by Muse1908

If the past were offered me again,
And choice of good and ill before me set
Would I accept the pleasure with the pain
Or dare to wish that we had never met?
Ah! could I bear those happy hours to miss
When love began, unthought of and unspoke
That summer day when by a sudden kiss
We knew each other's secret and awoke?
Ah no! not even to escape the pain,
Debate and anguish that I underwent
Flying from thee and my own self in vain
With trouble wasted, till my strength all spent
I knew at last that thou or love or fate
Had conquered and repentance was too late.

Lady GregoryAugusta



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Self portrait.

Skirt is original over 100 years old! The house is a Tudor farm in England, built around 1500.

No photoshop.



My Artwork, My Copyright Stamp by dragonmun Image theft will not be tolerated.
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:iconmitia-arcturus:
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016   Photographer
wonderful portraits...   :)
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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russellcattle Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
Wonderful, as always.  (Ms. M., you have so many good pictures, that faving them all is hopeless!) 
 
This is unique, but it is permissible for one good work of art to remind us of another. 
 
When I saw this, I was instantly reminded of a scene from the movie, Witness. 
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:iconrayrupnow:
RayRupnow Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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:iconwilliam-oxer:
William-Oxer Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I would love to use this as the basis for a painting, and a few other images. Could you pm me me as regards discussing terms? Very best, Will.
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dofaust Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
Also one of your best.
The background is beguiling
as well, and lighting is 
well-chosen.
Lady Gregory had good taste,
..and you as well!
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:iconcalilasseia:
Calilasseia Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
Love the way this picture lends itself to the development of so many storylines ...
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marlo40 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
The mood and composition here is just lovely. I think the title is great as well and evokes a sentiment that I share with many - that longing for a simpler more elegant past - which sounds great until you need a trip to the dentist!
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:iconmartiuk:
martiuk Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Photographer
Like a grand Dutch master painting. B R A V O .


8-) :flaguk:
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TruthInImage Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is an incredible image.  It draws me in and I can't take my eyes away. Of course the composition and subject (that's you Muse) in and of themselves make for a great photo, but the lighting and ambiance complete it.  I could easily see this on the wall of my study.
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BouncingBettyStudios Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student General Artist
<3 this
-BBs
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:iconzeusosx:
ZEUSosX Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
very good composition.

it's like comes from a 'class' classic  medieval theme movie, or medieval representation scene.

congratulations for this piece of Art.

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armourdude Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
At first glance I thought it was an old painting or something. Then I thought perhaps photo editing until I read the description. The rough hewn beams of the house threw me at first but then I realize that do have houses that old over there.
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:iconmuse1908:
Muse1908 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you, yes we have castles that are over 3000 years old!
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:iconarmourdude:
armourdude Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
At first glance I thought it was an old painting or something. Then I thought perhaps photo editing until I read the description. The rough hewn beams of the house threw me at first but then I realize that do have houses that old over there.
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:iconsafork:
safork Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
i remind of vermeer's picture.
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:iconmuse1908:
Muse1908 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Professional Photographer
Yes, lots of people have said that, it wasn't intentional though.
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Koolebra-DDR Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
You look so beautiful.
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:iconavis3:
avis3 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student
Beautiful ! When I first saw it, it reminded me of one of the old Dutch masters painting (especially Vermeer). 
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:iconmichaelcphotography:
MichaelCPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014   Photographer
Such a delightfully beautiful image!  Really nice work and kudos to the both of you!
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:iconunicornia79:
unicornia79 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The waters bright
brighter then any
big bold lie.
but you
you, 
Thy friend
are brighter 
then thee
water
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pearwood Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love that skirt on you, Muse.

This image just popped up again on my home page; I had to come say hello.

God bless you,
Steve
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Gil-Eloise-Caroline Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
A magnificent retro composition, and which soft light.
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chelsea-the-tomboy Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the sort of artwork that more people need to know exist; they need to know what strong emotions and thoughts can be created in them through beautiful artwork like this.
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Muse1908 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you, this means a lot to me.
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DenJH Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
beautiful an makes one wonder
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:iconmuse1908:
Muse1908 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you.
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mongolShawn Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
As I looked and read my heart seamed to pause ...


Stunning.
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:iconmuse1908:
Muse1908 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you Shawn.
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Waitingforfuntocome Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This composition puts me very mich in mind of the work of Vermeer; the clever inclusion of the domestic surroundings and the gentle light are typical of his paintings. I love it!
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Muse1908 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you.
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Gremlich Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Tell your husband, David, that if ever there was a song written for you, or with you in mind, it's "Matte Kudasai" by King Crimson, from the Discipline album

album version: youtu.be/-0628SdyVts

Live version: youtu.be/zX6R9xtCnVE

(except for the "sad America" part, of course. It's all about the melody)
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Muse1908 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
:heart:
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:iconobserver14:
Observer14 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Reminds me of a scene from the movie, "The Witness".
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:iconadifwk:
adifwk Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
geniale Serie
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:iconbetuwefotograaf:
Betuwefotograaf Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I think of this picture of the girl with the pearl earrings  ( Dutch painter )
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:iconvirtu-imagery:
Virtu-Imagery Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful composition.
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:icondeanski:
Deanski Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Gosh, this is beautiful!
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TTM77 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
<3
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iMickeyD Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Superb!
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ChrisLys24 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Good Good Job ! :)
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snoogaloo Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
really beautiful and subtle lighting and color in this shot!  also perfect framing with the doorway...so adds to this portrait! :thumbsup:
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Kebeca1690 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Cant help thinking od the movie Witness,great atmosphere....
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skytreker Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
moonflower Your art brings me hope, that true, deep, romantic love still exist in this cold world. Thank you Muse! You are truly an inspiration!! moonflower 
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JACAC Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
s w e e t . a n d . p o e t i c :rose:
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byron7 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful  synthesis
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Magical moment.....
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JackDogS Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Very lovely - classic work
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Camerartus Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
It is the romance of your photos that engenders me to you. 
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Muse1908 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
:heart:
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