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© Cristina Pascu
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UploadedMay 10, 2008
TakenMay 6, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D80
Exposure3 sec at f/10
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length50 mm
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The tulips are too red in the first place, they hurt me.

Even through the gift paper I could hear them breathe

Lightly, through their white swaddlings, like an awful baby.

Their redness talks to my wound, it corresponds.

They are subtle: they seem to float, though they weigh me down

Upsetting me with their sudden tongues and their color,

A dozen red lead sinkers round my neck.

Nobody watched me before, now I am watched.

The tulips turn to me, and the window behind me

Where once a day the light slowly widens and slowly thins,

And I see myself, flat, ridiculous, a cut-paper shadow

Between the eye of the sun and the eyes of the tulips,

And I have no face, I have wanted to efface myself

The vivid tulips eat my oxygen.

(Sylvia Plath)

43 responses

  • Vidyavati Chandan

    Vidyavati Chandan (Deleted) gave props (10 May 2008):

    fabulous shot!

  • Cheryl Jacobs Nicolai

    Cheryl Jacobs Nicolai said (10 May 2008):

    Very beautiful, wonderful mood.

  • Jennifer Spelman

    Jennifer Spelman gave props (11 May 2008):

    Stunning! Excellent mood and emotion.

  • Leonardo Regnier

    Leonardo Regnier gave props (26 May 2008):

    Absolutely wonderful!!!!!!

  • Jay El

    Jay El said (8 Jun 2008):

    I'm with them. Beautiful poem, too!

  • cosimo moccia

    cosimo moccia said (18 Jul 2008):

    beautiful, very good!

  • Robert Larson

    Robert Larson (Deleted) gave props (21 Jul 2008):

    It's hard to believe what I'm seeing. What a photograph.

  • Cristina Pascu

    Cristina Pascu said (22 Jul 2008):

    thanks Robert, you just made my day...

  • Mabrimis

    Mabrimis (Deleted) gave props (23 Jul 2008):


  • Ikhlef A.

    Ikhlef A. said (11 Aug 2008):

    This is not only a photo, it's a poem.
    Cristina, you might've left Sylvia Plath aside because your image is a jewel in darkness. It shines and paralizes all the possible words.
    Great shot.

  • Maria Gonzalez

    Maria Gonzalez gave props (16 Aug 2008):

    This is a fantastic photo!! love it!!!

  • Richard Seah

    Richard Seah gave props (19 Aug 2008):

    Best..... great concept, very well executed, fantastic image!

  • jan cain

    jan cain gave props (16 Oct 2008):


  • Peterson, Dave Peterson

    Peterson, Dave Peterson gave props (3 Nov 2008):

    Great Shot!! Excellent!!

  • Arnold Manzanal

    Arnold Manzanal gave props (24 Dec 2008):

    excellent composition! bravo!

  • Jeff Kennel

    Jeff Kennel gave props (26 Dec 2008):

    I feel Frida Kahlo in this photo. Excellent.

  • Alessandro Canu

    Alessandro Canu gave props (12 Jan 2009):


  • lowison

    lowison gave props (26 Feb 2009):


  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (13 Mar 2009):

    I'm so glad to revisit this marvelous image.

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo said (6 Apr 2009):


  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee gave props (14 May 2009):


  • Erika Pisu

    Erika Pisu gave props (15 May 2009):

    no comment....WOW!

  • Alexandru Iedu

    Alexandru Iedu gave props (15 Jun 2009):


  • Mark Erickson

    Mark Erickson said (5 Jul 2009):

    this is a great shot, one of your best here, really says it.
    has that old 1920s feel.
    The tulip is a courtly queen. My grandmother painted them.
    Tulips just seem to be.

  • Jamie Bloomquist

    Jamie Bloomquist gave props (5 Jul 2009):

    Timeles, but fresh. Great compo.

  • Sagi Shapira

    Sagi Shapira gave props (26 Jul 2009):

    brilliant work! bravo!

  • Elisha Christian

    Elisha Christian (Deleted) gave props (17 Sep 2009):

    Well done. Beautiful light and subjects

  • Ronnie Sul

    Ronnie Sul (Deleted) gave props (11 Oct 2009):

    This is lovely!

  • markus zundel

    markus zundel gave props (28 Nov 2009):

    glad i found this wonderful flower-shot. absolutely brilliant

  • Eric Ianuzi

    Eric Ianuzi (Deleted) gave props (21 Feb 2010):


  • Robert Watt

    Robert Watt gave props (9 May 2010):

    Beautiful Work

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (15 Jul 2010):

    BLowin' the doors off JPG's Theme Park.

  • mrityunjay sing hada

    mrityunjay sing hada (Deleted) said (11 Aug 2010):

    flower shot plus avery good poem.a am very thanks full to u for such a good work

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (8 Sep 2010):

    Superb Cris!

  • Paul Andrews

    Paul Andrews gave props (12 Sep 2010):

    great poem and image to match

  • ed

    ed gave props (22 Sep 2010):

    very nicely done

  • Paul Romero

    Paul Romero gave props (21 Jun 2011):

    Excellent work!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (11 Aug 2011):

    One of your best!

  • Yves Harnois

    Yves Harnois gave props (18 Nov 2011):

    Very creative, perfect composition love it !

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott (Deleted) gave props (5 Apr 2012):

    My vote!!!

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (13 Apr 2012):

    Really beautiful!

  • ajtiM

    ajtiM (Deleted) said (23 May 2012):

    wonderful!! my vote.

  • Julie Ann Newell

    Julie Ann Newell gave props (22 May 2017):

    Stunning work. This is so beautiful

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