Tuesday, July 7, 2015

the waters are dark...


Temple of Isis at Philae, flood time 1910 By Diemer Michael Zeno (1867-1939)  Watercolor on paper



the waters are dark
but the sun shines

the sun shines on
the sacred breath 
of a lady
who levelled
rich and poor
slaves and free

who nurtured the world of a child

and yet

she found time
for the beyond
the final call

and her final call
her magic
still
floats
in the sunshine

on dark waters


Linking to:
The Tuesday Platform

9 comments:

brudberg said...

The contrast of sun and dark water and sunshine works so well to bring life to a legend.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

A truly magical piece :)
Beautifully penned!

Lots of love,
Sanaa

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Lovely!

Kim Nelson said...

A great character sketch of the legendary one.

Vandana Sharma said...

floating through the time

SuyashJ said...

this is some magnificent imagery

Marian said...

Oh! Isis. Nice.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Your ekphrasis poem invites the reader to inhabit the world of the painting for a short time and imagine the lives of the people captured therein.

Susie Clevenger said...

Yes, your words open a window to the painting where we can sit on the windowsill and live in the art for a few moments.

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