interested13563 54M
985 posts
3/10/2006 3:08 pm

Last Read:
5/9/2006 4:07 pm


With a set expression of rage on his plaster face
- engraved by the chisel of an invincible destiny -
his eyes penetrated time through eons of blood-stained marble.
Minoan, naked-breasted women emerged from the sea-spray,
silent in languages of the North.
The black sand was burning like a Saint John's fire.
Blue haze on his lips of salt. He stared.
The glare of an empty can, reflecting carelessness,
made him blink.
He spoke: "Take heed the wave; the daffodils will not
flourish in Santorini."
Who was he? - Inquired the fireflies.
The dry wells echoed the prayers of Midas,
singing in a cave of brittle rock.
In the maze of sounds a green-gray-eyed girl,
shadowed by a plastic Minotaur, cried for help
and cried in the night.
He drank the moon-shadow. - Was he Daedalus?
In the vine the dancing angels became a pack of dogs,
barking over the same bone; slime on red grapes.
- Was he an angel of the final Annunciation?
He addressed the white stone:
"Thou shall be absent from thy death."
The goat-priests slaughtered Eros in the temple of Aphrodite,
his green-gray blood smothering the agony of the pine trees.
Daedalus surveyed the land, slowly turning his head,
in search of mighty-wise Theseus.
The fine night breeze was still stirring
the silver grace by the shore.
An imperceptible spasm wrinkled his face;
the first and the last tear.
Daedalus flew away in his wings of wax,
drifting upon his bitter hopes,
to be assimilated by Dawn.


This is written for the beautiful island
of Santorini and for those extraordinary
green-grey eyes that illuminate with they
deep emerald the mists of England.


Copyright 2006 by interested13563

rm_Kissmystuff 62F
1435 posts
3/10/2006 4:26 pm

Beautiful interested.

But...always so...empty of joy and celebration. When you do smile...I would imagine that you light up a room.



LustyTaurus 49M
21253 posts
3/10/2006 9:17 pm

Makes me want to go see for myself.

Excellent writing.


rm_meow344 107F
2615 posts
3/10/2006 10:27 pm

Lovely!! My friend..I can't wait to see what shall follow this ~meow~

rm_FreeLove999 48F
16127 posts
3/11/2006 3:04 am

i wish i could take a way your sadness and give you some joy...

[blog freelove999]

interested13563 54M
2557 posts
3/12/2006 4:51 pm

Kiss: Thank you for your kind words. I will try to remember to smile!

Taurus: That island is really something else! It also has the ruins
of perhaps the oldest civilization in Europe (more than 4000 years old).

Meow: Thanks for reading. I appreciate it a lot. There have been
a few other poems in my blog if you are interested - some better
than this one.

Free: As always you touch my feelings! Thank you.

interested13563 54M
2557 posts
3/14/2006 10:08 am

There are some native Goddesses in England too, Waggy!

KarezzaMagick 65M
165 posts
3/14/2006 5:47 pm

I'm reminded of Graves. And Edo Nyland

Yeah, I realize I smile to much. But I'm also reminded of One I met on a foggy platform in Stirling, Scotland. She'd a Pictish look and had been raised on Malta. I'm almost inspired to write about the experince after all these years, but it won't be a poem. Maybe I will, because when I listen now, I can actually hear the "click, click, click," of her heels walking past me in that otherwise deserted railway station in the fog.

interested13563 54M
2557 posts
3/15/2006 8:49 am

Thanks Karezza! I think I know what you mean!

starlight_runner 40F

3/15/2006 3:00 pm

oooooooooo island of the black rock, thira i heed ur call.kiss me as i gaze once more apon the island that erupts sullen from the broken sea.

kisses star

interested13563 54M
2557 posts
3/15/2006 3:43 pm

starlight, you impress me! You even know Santorini's ancient name!
Thanks for reading!!!!

interested13563 54M
2557 posts
3/21/2006 12:50 pm

Thank you honni!!!!!

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