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Passing whiter shades of pale, pretty traces of lace,

Reveal opal-sluminosity of these late Romans,

Indigo-dreams red with gore on this bloody May Day

Negating their absorption into the timeless

Creation of Constantinople’s drift and swell,

Elysium’s perfumed garden of lucidity broken by

 ...Mehmed’s desecration, his sweltering road to hell.

Digging stench-filled graves for Byzantium’s ladies;

Ragged monks drag the crucified from St Sophia’s walls,

Answering deep- echoes of love’s sympathy for the devil

Culminating in these Transylvanian transformations:

Under the endless summer skies of holy Constantinople

Lengthening shadows above those steepling twin towers,

As all that is, is not, holy war resumes its darkest powers.

◄ Gorffwysfa

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Martin Elder

Sun 21st Jan 2018 14:33

This has a nice pace and flow to it, seemingly moving along seamlessly.
nice one

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