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Come Sit With Me By The River by Velnna Come Sit With Me By The River by Velnna
"Come sit with me, Lidia, by the river.
Let us watch its path silently, and learn
That life passes by, and we're not holding hands
(Let us hold hands.)

Then let us think, grown children, that life
Goes by and doesn't stay, leaves nothing and never returns,
Into a far away sea, close to Fate,
Farther than the gods.

Let us untie our hands (...)

Let us harvest flowers, you take them and leave them
On your lap, and let their scent smooth the moment -
This moment when we quietly believe in nothing,
Inocent pagans of decay.
(...)"


Ricardo Reis
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:iconbeppascreations:
BeppasCreations Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:)
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:iconvelnna:
Velnna Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww:
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:iconvishw:
Vishw Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I suggested this piece to be featured here: [link] Hope you won't mind ;)
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:iconvelnna:
Velnna Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course I don't, thank you! :huggle:
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RawrchelSC Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist
não é o meu heterónimo preferido mas adoro este poema!
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:iconvelnna:
Velnna Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nem o meu :) Mas fiquei inspirada xD
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:iconcamibee:
camibee Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Love the perspective, beautiful job :aww: :heart:
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:iconvelnna:
Velnna Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much :aww: <3
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The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful pose, and over all scene.
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:iconvelnna:
Velnna Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :hug:
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:iconthe-lost-hope:
The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome :)
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TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Ricardo Reis, maravilhoso. Adoro Ricardo Reis, se bem que Alvaro de Campos... continua a ser o maluca q eu venero! x'D
Isto belissimo. :3
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:iconvelnna:
Velnna Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aha obrigada!! :hug:
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TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
De nada! ^^
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How lovely and enchanting, marvelous composition, dear:love:
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:iconvelnna:
Velnna Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :hug:
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Vishw Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
At least, if I'm to become a shadow first, you shall remember me later,
Without my remembrance wounding or moving you,
For we never held hands, nor kissed,
Nor were we ever more than children.

And if you, before I, pay the shady ferryman an obol,
There will be nothing for me to suffer when I think of you.
Remembering you thus – by the river,
Sad pagan with flowers on her lap,
Will be a gentle memory...
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:iconvelnna:
Velnna Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: :heart: :heart:
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:iconvishw:
Vishw Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's time for me to become a not-so-gentle memory.. ;)
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ZtheDoomyPirate Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the gentle feeling you've managed to infuse into the drawing, here. Very nice.
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:iconvelnna:
Velnna Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :aww:
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Gnewi Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness! This is gorgeous! I love the soft colors and her wistful look! So beautiful! A wonderful fit to this poem!
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:iconvelnna:
Velnna Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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Giz199 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
So true. Such moments. Such past. Time will never get you back what you missed, what you lost. Live now, your life, respectfully knowing what you do.

You really opened my heart with this work - much more than you could ever imagine. Thank you!
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:iconvelnna:
Velnna Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No, I'm the one who should be thanking you! :hug:
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KatzF45 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
An exquisite illustration, as though some childhood memory had returned to someone's adulthood. Thank you!
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:iconvelnna:
Velnna Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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KunagiSentra Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Fwaaaa~
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:iconvelnna:
Velnna Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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KunagiSentra Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
^^
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Malesx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
so cute :love:
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:iconvelnna:
Velnna Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :aww:
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Malesx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
you welcome ^^
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Chibiria Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really impressive. :)
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:iconvelnna:
Velnna Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :aww:
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:iconvishw:
Vishw Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sooo beautiful... love it! :wow:

Also, thank you! :heart:
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:iconvelnna:
Velnna Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:tighthug:
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Becso-dimension Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I love the atmosphere of the picture, so calm and peaceful. Awesome perspective! :thumbsup:
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:iconvelnna:
Velnna Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :aww:
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AussieDidge Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A wonderfully calm, soothing drawing about the wonders of life and how we've only got one chance to make it the best life possible.

You've drawn some wonderfully clear water and the land is also pretty special. The quote has also been expressed well through the person sitting by the shore: as she ponders about the meaning of life and whether she's made it worthwhile, or if there's something still left to do.

A beautiful, philosophical piece that deserves merit. Nice job and keep it up! =)
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:iconvelnna:
Velnna Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much :hug:^^
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AussieDidge Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime!
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silvergabetha834 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love the pose and the angle. Neither are easy but you made them feel natural. The faded colors give a lovely dreamy feel, as does the quote. I adore this!
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Velnna Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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Chwen-Hoou Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Wonderful poem to go along with this artwork. :love:
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:iconvelnna:
Velnna Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ^^
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Chwen-Hoou Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
You're welcome.
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zelaeii Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love: This is beautiful <3
It has such a soft feel to it!
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:iconvelnna:
Velnna Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :huggle:
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Queshy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013   Writer
You're getting better and better!!
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