The large Greek island of Naxos in the Cyclades group is an excellent example of the best of its kind, and in any era: wealthy, influential, single-minded, ancient and beautiful. The narrow passage-like streets of Chora, its major settlement, inspire in some an other-worldly sense of the preternatural, the extraordinary. Hence this speculation.
Out of silence a figure appears
in profile at a distant window,
an image twisted in ancient glass,
its task unknown, its face unseen.
Suddenly she turns, becomes a smile,
perhaps a rictus. Silently
she mouths the words
Naxos, Cyclades, Greece