Hellenistic Reverie #poem #poetry

caressed together by the waters of Corinth
inside the darkest forests chasing statuary nymphs
the decadence of Hellenistic love
blissfully raining laughter 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

first published in Vita Brevis Poetry Magazine; November 25, 2017

67 thoughts on “Hellenistic Reverie #poem #poetry

    1. Aw.. thank you so much, my dear friend. Sending you hugs and good wishes.

    1. Aw.. that’s my designed task 🙂 Thank you so much Shantanu. I hope yesterday was a good day.

  1. Good morning,

    A wonderful verse to add beauty to this day. Again, you transport us with your words. You are so good at that. Enjoyed your choice of words (néant) too. And a most curious finale.

    Always a pleasure to read your writing.

    1. Good afternoon, Drew.
      Thank you for reading and for your beautiful comment. I do not want to transport you anywhere 🙂 Stay where you are. You’re more than fine 🙂
      Curious finale: yes, I think it sounds curious.
      Have a great rest of the day, and thank you again for your kindness.

      1. Your timing is impeccable.

        Laughing so hard. I was just sitting by the pool replying to comments & admiring the palm trees. Sadly the rains arc coming so I had to run for cover.

        But i do love the palm trees. They givde me peaceful vibes

      2. Oh, it always rains live in Florida. I envy you. I miss those summer rains 🌂

      3. I am glad to hear that. There are. I have two in my front yard. But they struggle during the winter.
        Enjoy the rest of your afternoon. Looking forward to your post 😊

    1. Thank you so much, Flavio. Wishing you a beautiful rest of the day and looking forward to your next post.

      1. Thank you. So are you Charlie. May you be blessed forever.

      2. I owe you a reply, Charlie. I will be getting to you soon. Sorry, I could not reply yesterday. I had a heavy day.

      3. I wrote you a reply. It’s so much to say about. I wish I could talk to you about 🙂

  2. I’m putting you on a pedestal because of the beauty of your words always. You transport me to a place I have never been to. 😊❤️

    1. Thank you so much, Winnie, you are so sweet. Know that your friendship and your appreciation means more than a pedestal. OK, if that pedestal is your friendship I’ll take it.

    1. Oh, Mario, thank you for being here 🙂 I read several of your pieces and they are great. You got yourself a very faithful follower 🙂

      1. I am reading yours. While, I may seem to critical, I am just questioning small things. Your great gift is to create places and times out of nothing. Where I was just thinking about my life, in just a few words, we see what you are telling us.

      2. Mario, thank you for reading. I really appreciate that and as well as your kind words. I welcome criticism. I have no problem with that.

        Aw.. wait: “Your great gift is to create places and times out of nothing. ” You just payed me a great compliment. Think about 🙂
        Thank you!

      3. Yes. Not only can you take criticism, which I hope is positive, but you do have this greater gift. You create worlds that are believable.

      4. Thank you very much for your kind words, Mario. They mean a lot to me.
        Enjoy the rest of your day.

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