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.

 

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

 

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Hellenistic Reverie — Vita Brevis

  1. of the green grass
    Marble statues are dead
    of the ancient gods.
    And the song does not rise –
    as the eagle of the seekers
    Golden Fleece.

    One child dies.

     
      1. Absolutely thank you! Just part of a poem.
        In this case, as a continuation to your deep poem. Yet my nick is translated as God Pan.

         
  2. Κολχίς

    They swell the buds of chestnut –
    like a wave of a sea cave
    with headwaters.
    Enigmatic orange pierces
    slow clouds.

    And everything is so far away –
    in the fog are the snow-white tops.
    And even thrown sunny
    fan –
    do not wake up my blood.
    Sinking like a root,
    I contemplate,
    the circle of stars, the sky,
    because,
    of the green grass
    Marble statues are dead
    of the ancient gods.
    And the song does not rise –
    as the eagle of the seekers
    Golden Fleece.

    One child dies.

     

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