French Vogue: The Wind Beneath Our WingsDodai Stewart4/17/08 2:40pmFiled to: maghagInez van LamsweerdeMag HagTopVinoodh MatadinVoguedans le ventEmily Dickinsonfrench vogueGawkerin the windphoto shootvogue parisWind652EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkDespite all the stupid stuff that gets published in women's magazines, sometimes what's found on the printed page can be unexpectedly enjoyable. Just open the April issue of Vogue Paris, and check out the "Dans Le Vent" (in the wind) shoot by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Bright blue sky, fluttering dresses, sunshine! Inspiration! A breath of fresh air! Poetry in motion! It will take all of your will power not to drop everything and move to the Mediterranean to take modern dance. Some images from the shoot — paired with the poetry of Emily Dickinson (it just seemed like a good idea) — after the jump.The wind tapped like a tired man, And like a host, "Come in," I boldly answered; entered then My residence within A rapid, footless guest, To offer whom a chair Were as impossible as hand A sofa to the air.No bone had he to bind him, His speech was like the push Of numerous humming-birds at once His countenance a billow, His fingers, if he pass, Let go a music, as of tunes Blown tremulous in glass. He visited, still flitting; Then, like a timid man, Again he tapped—'t was flurriedly— And I became alone.AdvertisementAdvertisement(From Nature)Of all the sounds despatched abroad, There's not a charge to me Like that old measure in the boughs, That phraseless melodyThe wind does, working like a hand Whose fingers brush the sky, Then quiver down, with tufts of tune Permitted gods and me.When winds go round and round in bands, And thrum upon the door, And birds take places overhead, To bear them orchestra,SponsoredI crave him grace, of summer boughs, If such an outcast be, He never heard that fleshless chant Rise solemn in the tree,As if some caravan of sound On deserts, in the sky, Had broken rank, Then knit, and passed In seamless company.Advertisement(From Nature)The wind begun to rock the grass With threatening tunes and low,— He flung a menace at the earth, A menace at the sky.The leaves unhooked themselves from trees And started all abroad; The dust did scoop itself like hands And throw away the road.AdvertisementThe wagons quickened on the streets, The thunder hurried slow; The lightning showed a yellow beak, And then a livid claw.The birds put up the bars to nests, The cattle fled to barns; There came one drop of giant rain, And then, as if the handsThat held the dams had parted hold, The waters wrecked the sky But overlooked my father's house, lust quartering a tree.AdvertisementAdvertisement(The Wind Begun To Rock The Grass)The daisy follows soft the sun, And when his golden walk is done, Sits shyly at his feet. He, waking, finds the flower near. "Wherefore, marauder, art thou here?" "Because, sir, love is sweet!" We are the flower, Thou the sun! Forgive us, if as days decline, We nearer steal to Thee, — Enamoured of the parting west, The peace, the flight, the amethyst, Night's possibility!Advertisement(From Time And Eternity) Earlier: Bon Joor, C'est Paris LOLVogue Encore! What's The Message Behind A Black Man In Heels On The Cover Of Vogue? French Vogue: Now With More Bearded Drag Queens Olivier Theyskens Totally Naked in French Vogue: Hot or Not? Mon Dieu! C'est French LOLVogue: Shoulders, Champagne and Cigarettes French 'Vogue': Devil Worship Is The New Black!