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Author Topic: Postcards from the Taj Mahal  (Read 509 times)

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Postcards from the Taj Mahal
« on: December 01, 2014, 10:21:05 pm »
Metamorphic
We adapt
Hardened
Polished to a high luster
by heat ,time, pressure
We form at the edges
between movement


Like fond caresses
traces of mica,
chert, or quartz
across our face
We bring lessons
of stability
strength
clarity
poise and grace


We can teach you
self control
sensibility
serenity
We neutralize acids
Offering elegant protection
remembered dreams
mastery of thought


From ancient temples'
columned halls
to the poignant effigy
of poet drowned
Animation suspended
as La Pieta
Winged Victory
David before his battle
Lincoln in contemplative repose
Rodin's kiss.


Memories preserved for the ages,
like Aphrodite of Milos
or the Love entombed
beneath the pristine domes
of the crown of palaces.

Patiently roughed out

with hammer and chisel

Easily carven
yet harder
with each day that turns
Immortalized
as a Grecian urn.

For those new to the game, each poem is inspired by a Teacher found in Nature; a star, stone, animal, plant etc that holds lessons of Wisdom. Can you guess who is singing?
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Re: Postcards from the Taj Mahal
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2014, 11:04:12 pm »
Quote from: entwife;166577
Can you guess who is singing?

 
I do believe this would be marble.

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Re: Postcards from the Taj Mahal
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2014, 01:54:32 am »
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I do believe this would be marble.

Sunflower


you got it :D
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