Poetry Blog by Chris Hubbard (wisdom)
After a long hiatus I offer a piece that came from my recent Greek Odyssey.
The Smiling Man
Ululant sobs of brush-cutters
piercing its Elysian peace,
rivers of tourists cascade
down through old Olympia,
as still as the flowering trees
that colour its ancient sandstones.
Fallen mere centuries past, archaic capitals,
prone like road-blocks, guide the eye
Thursday 13th September 2018 1:42 pm
This is my humble commentary on that matchless Middle Eastern and Indian story-book “One Thousand and One Nights”. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's symphonic suite of the same name is the perfect musical accompaniment!
Tell me, Scheherazade, how you fled
the evil emir like a bleeding lion,
his twisting, vengeful face now full with
requieted lust; your wisdom shines...
Thursday 19th October 2017 8:34 am