Beyoncé Goes Braless, Writes a Poem and Continues to Rule the World (PHOTOS)

08/28/2014 at 04:41 PM ET

We’re still reeling from Beyoncé‘s epic Video Music Awards performance (and still watching this adorable gif of Blue Ivy). And now the superstar has given us something else to obsess over: a provocative spread for Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book . And instead of an interview, she wrote a poem.

Beyonce CH Fashion BookPierre Debusschere/CR Fashion Book

Queen Bey looks gorgeous as usual as she poses in a number of looks, from a trench coat with only black briefs underneath to a photo with a surfboard strapped to her back. And in the poem titled “Bey the Light”, which was written in her own words and “remixed” by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Forest Gander (because sure, why not), she opens up about how her daughter has given her new purpose.

“It’s my daughter, she’s my biggest muse,” she writes (but as we read it, we imagine her softly rapping the words). “There’s someone we all find out soon, more important than ourselves to lose.”

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Beyonce CH Fashion BookPierre Debusschere/CR Fashion Book

Bey also writes about how she hopes others interpret her talents: “You call me a singer, but I’m called to transform, to suck up the grief, anxiety, and loss of those who hear me into my song’s form.”

Beyonce CH Fashion BookPierre Debusschere/CR Fashion Book

For more on the star’s shoot, styled by Roitfeld (and to read the whole poem) click here. And tell us: What do you think of Bey’s art?

–Brittany Talarico

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Kristina on

My god, a Chanel surfboard? I can only imagine how much that costs! Queen B looks fab as usual.

j on

Go away so tired of her doing the same thing over and over again. Please take your ughhhhhhhhhhhhh child with you

Josie on

This is just weird. I’m tired of Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, and everybody else taking their clothes off and thinking their hot shots.

Jester on

Maybe she should be the spokeswoman for ‘Rickets’, no? Here’s a new awareness for you, Bey. Get on that band wagon and promote something that you can be a role model for…ugh…

kelis122 on

That’s a poem? She sucks…stick to singing

jojo on

I never call her a singer. Meh. Mary J. Blige sings better than Beyonce does. and lots of people DANCE better than she does.

JP on

She is beautiful but it is just too much.

People magazine sucks on

“Queen Bey”? How old is the writer for this article – 15 years old? Stage name, sure, but the celebrity worshipping from People magazine is simply embarrassing.

Why not mention the crazy hair extensions or Photoshop editing while you’re at it. Oh right – she has the fastest growing hair on the planet and is really that skinny.

Not hating, but lets keep it real.

Darcie on

Simply beautiful! She seems very gracious and
down to earth. The spread is artistic and she pulled it off effortlessly…good for her!

Mohani on

So this American queen wanabbe comes from a guetto, please, she is just a hommie with money. Like Jlo, and tons of tons “celebrities” who rule their world.

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