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The Nightingale and the Rose by ChristabelleLAmort The Nightingale and the Rose by ChristabelleLAmort
Based on Oscar Wilde's "Nightingale and the Rose".

…And when the Moon shone in the heavens the Nightingale flew to the Rose-tree, and set her breast against the thorn. All night long she sang with her breast against the thorn, and the cold crystal Moon leaned down and listened. All night long she sang, and the thorn went deeper and deeper into her breast, and her life-blood ebbed away from her. She sang first of the birth of love in the heart of a boy and a girl. And on the topmost spray of the Rose-tree there blossomed a marvellous rose, petal following petal, as song followed song. Yale was it, at first, as the mist that hangs over the river - pale as the feet of the morning, and silver as the wings of the dawn. As the shadow of a rose in a mirror of silver, as the shadow of a rose in a water-pool, so was the rose that blossomed on the topmost spray of the Tree.
But the Tree cried to the Nightingale to press closer against the thorn. 'Press closer, little Nightingale,' cried the Tree, 'or the Day will come before the rose is finished.'
So the Nightingale pressed closer against the thorn, and louder and louder grew her song, for she sang of the birth of passion in the soul of a man and a maid.
And a delicate flush of pink came into the leaves of the rose, like the flush in the face of the bridegroom when he kisses the lips of the bride. But the thorn had not yet reached her heart, so the rose's heart remained white, for only a Nightingale's heart's-blood can crimson the heart of a rose.
And the Tree cried to the Nightingale to press closer against the thorn. 'Press closer, little Nightingale,' cried the Tree, 'or the Day will come before the rose is finished.'
So the Nightingale pressed closer against the thorn, and the thorn touched her heart, and a fierce pang of pain shot through her. Bitter, bitter was the pain, and wilder and wilder grew her song, for she sang of the Love that is perfected by Death, of the Love that dies not in the tomb.
And the marvellous rose became crimson, like the rose of the eastern sky. Crimson was the girdle of petals, and crimson as a ruby was the heart.
But the Nightingale's voice grew fainter, and her little wings began to beat, and a film came over her eyes. Fainter and fainter grew her song, and she felt something choking her in her throat.
Then she gave one last burst of music. The white Moon heard it, and she forgot the dawn, and lingered on in the sky. The red rose heard it, and it trembled all over with ecstasy, and opened its petals to the cold morning air. Echo bore it to her purple cavern in the hills, and woke the sleeping shepherds from their dreams. It floated through the reeds of the river, and they carried its message to the sea…


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Model :iconmagikstock:
Background :iconneedanewname: [link] :iconi-am-jenius: [link] :iconkimmie1987: deactivated account
Tomb :iconladyxboleyn: [link]
Bird :icondark-dragon-stock: [link]
Rose :iconcristoferwaitzh: [link]
Lily :iconxdangerkittyx: [link]
Plants :iconzememz: [link]
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EkaFantasy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Love it with heart by AStoKo
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ChristabelleLAmort Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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MariaMurphyArt Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
:wow: :love: :wow:
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ChristabelleLAmort Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014   Digital Artist
:thanks::hug:
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belleheart Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
This is really beautiful. My heart breaks when I look at that bleeding bird. Heart 
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PreciousBliss Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
most softness beauty :love:
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ChristabelleLAmort Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks :iconlove:
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L-A-Addams-Art Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
wow so mesmerizing x
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ChristabelleLAmort Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you!! :iconlove:
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PreciousBliss Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Breathtaking Beautiful Really!! :D :love:
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ChristabelleLAmort Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :iconfurryhugplz:
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PreciousBliss Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
My pleasure always :hug:
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Shades-Of-Lethe Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful interpretation and depiction!! Breathtakingly beautiful! :heart:
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ChristabelleLAmort Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   Digital Artist
:aww: Thank you!!! :thanks:
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ZedLord-Art Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely amazing!
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ChristabelleLAmort Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks :heart:
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pjenz Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very very beautiful :iconhellokittybounceplz:
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ChristabelleLAmort Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you very much :iconbeauroseplz:
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pjenz Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconhellokittybounceplz:very very welcome :iconsnuzzleplz:
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profutur1971 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful image! Beauty, charmed, originality, and more ! Good job ![link]
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ChristabelleLAmort Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Polinamay Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that,s an amazing one!
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ChristabelleLAmort Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012   Digital Artist
:hug: Thank you very much :iconxmassignplz:
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starfire777 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Fantastic image!!!
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ChristabelleLAmort Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012   Digital Artist
:hug: Thank you very much :iconxmassignplz:
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TitusBoy25 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
outstanding.great use of colors!
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ChristabelleLAmort Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012   Digital Artist
:hug: Thank you very much :iconxmassignplz:
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SereneCyrene Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Hello, your artwork has been featured here: [link] :)
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ChristabelleLAmort Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much :heart: :iconasnowmanplz: :hug:
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SereneCyrene Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student General Artist
No problem! :rudolph:
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TheBlackRose88 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Beautiful, but so sad :(
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ChristabelleLAmort Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Sad story indeed :( Thank you very much :heart:
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Noitusan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Wow, very beautiful composition. And the colors are so great. :thumbsup:
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ChristabelleLAmort Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for kind comments :thanks:
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Noitusan Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
You're very welcome. :D
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SereneCyrene Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful! :)
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ChristabelleLAmort Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks! :heart:
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Your art-work have been featured here: [link] :rose:
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:love:
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Chrisma60 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-Well done, keep up the great work!:iconblakelord:
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ChristabelleLAmort Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you :rose:
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:heart:
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DivaMM Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Beautiful manipulation and mood! :)
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ChristabelleLAmort Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much :blowkiss: :hug:
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hamsad Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
wooowwww.................. amazing.....
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ChristabelleLAmort Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much :heart:
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hamsad Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
wellcome
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magikstock Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Photographer
I love love love the colors in this :)
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ChristabelleLAmort Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :rose: :hug:
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