Bedroom Tales – Published in Vita Brevis

Come, red carnations stain the sheets
And candles flicker in the heavy silver
Red wine is breathing in the crystal glasses
Fine lace is flowing in the alcoves like a river.

Come, watch the shadows playing on the wall
When aromatic air is resting on the pillows
The Siamese is purring in her basket
And bowls are filled with reddish tamarillo.

Read the entire poem here

 

Hellenistic Reverie — Vita Brevis

Submitted by short-prose-fiction

 

Caressed together by the waters of Corinth

Into the darkest forests chasing statuary nymphs

The decadence of Hellenistic love

Blissfully raining tears from above.

 

“The condo of the virgin” sitting empty

The goddess long dissolved into the néant

You softly reading Hebrew texts in Greek

The painful comedy of life on sale this week.

 

—————————————————————-

“The condo of the virgin” refers to the Parthenon, temple dedicated to Athena who was a virgin goddess.

 

 

 

via Hellenistic Reverie — Vita Brevis