SANTORINI  

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

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

SANTORINI


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.


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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.

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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.

kiss

Kiss


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

Makes me want to go see for myself.

Excellent writing.

lustytaurus


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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