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la bagascia in il luongo sacro esponendo al sole?

The basilica...
attracting pilgrims worldwide...
The saint... the animals he looks upon... his stigmata... and century’s remembrance.

And today there is one animal on monastery grounds...
a crystal peacock
preening fowl attracting light
refracting rays, attracting eyes?
distracting the reverent?

in human form
supine figure sprawled atop the wall
back of hand blocking brown eyes from the glare
beads of sweat gleaming on midriff
a languid arm hangs
a knee bends to the sky
soaking in the rays and breeze

Yes, a sensual spectacle amid the sanctity of Franciscans. But is not this act in the spirit of the Order itself -- free of restraint and routine, mindful of joy? Perhaps, but the essence of the Order’s vocation is still poverty -- the living of a tramp.
Our peacock, on the other hand, is another kind of... (ahem) ...tramp.

———
    When warned in the past against strutting herself in strange lands, she would defiantly sashay forth anyway, ruffling more than a few feathers.
    Attracting the clamorous attention of i lupi di Firenze is her goal. Man-hungry, she knows how to play to the gallery -- it’s the same in any land, isn’t it?
    “Eccoci! Eccoci! Che ragazza!”
    The howling creeps closer, the eyes of dozens gaping at her supple body...
    moving closer...
    closer...

    E poi...
    And then...
    Ancora senza pericolo!
    The baying beasts are then beasts at bay
    After vamping with brutes our peacock is once again safe.
———

Back to the present, we see the crystal peacock still reposed upon a centuries-old wall.
Still basking before the basilica with the sun glistening on her skin.
And one has to wonder...
Is it sheer luck that this bird escapes every scrape with fangs hungry for her flesh?
or is there an invisible, intervening hand at work...?

As Francis himself did once tame the wolf, perhaps the Lord works through this Saint to ever watch over...
...to guard beauty from the beast...

:bulletblue: Stai attento, per amor del cielo:

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jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Student Photographer
Thank you for your interest in :iconthewrittenrevolution:, we're delighted to have you with us!
Welcome to the revolution. :salute:

Please take a look at our news article and contest, if you haven't already.
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MusicallyMinded Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
hello. I'm just going around dA and checking out music related art and the people who have created it and just telling them about a pretty new club, *MusicallyMinded

and about our first contest which ends on January 5th, it's on lyrics, we gave 7 lyrics and you must choose one and do a piece of art influenced by those lyrics. the top prize will give you a one year sub to dA so check it out in our Journal

To join and be able to participate in the contest just watch the clubs page ^^

have a wonderful new years!
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OpheliaWhispers Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007  Hobbyist
Happy Holidays!!! :D
I hope the new year is a wonderful one for you!!! ;)
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MeisterP Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:) thank you for watching!
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MissHeroin Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006
thank you for the :+fav: :aww: :hug:
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shalpin Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006
Thanks for the :+devwatch:! :)
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lordsomber Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2006
u all welcm
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ivanev Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2006
tnx for your coments... you have a nice gal...
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MissHeroin Featured By Owner May 16, 2006
thanks for the fave ^^
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loadsatequila Featured By Owner May 3, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
thankyou for the :+fav:
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