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Delphi, Greece

detached snaps
longing for normalcy
requiring vast arena
heights, limitless views

Montparnasse, no?
Perhaps Delphi, of course
picture is enough
plan, you see them?

possibly muddled desire
inclinations smooth
teasing landscape
take your seat

breathless climatic views
continue to hold
breath, how can you
depart, a hungering care

imagine the stage play
to the whole world
competing with ‘navel’
peaks attention spans

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/444437/Mount-Parnassus

navel

snaps too lengthened, too
distracting, seating cold
rock, moving sun, moons light
lighting torches

same gods soaring
battlegrounds, lovers
again and again
earth quivering quaking

rising ashes to golden head
sinking painted rocks
Thalia riding bright her
Silver chariot blazes

amorous existence
preferring Selene ending
Endymion youthful forever
cosset Selene at last.

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Bottom photo MLA style: Mount Parnassus. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Web. 13 Sep. 2011.

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  1. hedgewitch
    September 13, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Thalia is my favorite Muse, with her odd combo of poetry and comedy, though she speaks to me seldom. Love the sense of connection here both to the historic path and the mythic world it inhabits with us concurrently. i really like the phrase “…picture is enough/plan..” and the sense of watching a drama, in the oldest sense, taking place in front of all the classic scenery

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  2. September 13, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    A beautiful and breath-taking image stamped in my mind from this piece before me.

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  3. September 13, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    nice…it feels as if you walk the border between two land the real and the muse…wonderful play of words there in between…i personally love to retreat to the mountains for the change in perspective…

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  4. September 14, 2011 at 12:59 am

    you had a climactic rise in tension and action.

    moving sun-moons light-lighting torches-same gods soaring

    love this most of all.

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  5. September 14, 2011 at 1:01 am

    Great images.. specially like these lines:

    breathless climatic views
    continue to hold
    breath, how can you
    depart, a hungering care

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  6. September 14, 2011 at 1:19 am

    “rising ashes to golden head
    sinking painted rocks
    Thalia riding bright her
    Silver chariot blazes”

    These words carry much weight and vivid images. I like this piece!

    Namaste……….cj

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  7. Gay
    September 14, 2011 at 2:51 am

    These words held echoes of D.H. Lawrence’s from Women In Love I think. That sense of myth that rises out of places and becomes larger than the everyday that we take for granted; it’s as though traveling particularly affects our senses in this way. Well done.

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  8. September 14, 2011 at 7:24 am

    Evocative and with a searing perceptual momentum, mirroring how we try to order our world and then find ourselves like spent agoraphobics in the middle of it all… xxxj

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  9. September 14, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    amorous existence
    preferring Selene ending
    Endymion youthful forever
    cosset Selene at last

    Your poem posits an interesting interplay between myth and landscape, our perceptions and archetypal needs.

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  10. manicddaily
    September 14, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Lovely. All those places you site are in fact magical; you capture that aura (awe) as well.

    K.

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  11. September 14, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    You reminded me of how I love the mountains

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  12. September 14, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    You poem is magical with all the places and photos that you site in here
    http://gatelesspassage.com/2011/09/13/a-new-life-begins/

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  13. September 15, 2011 at 3:29 am

    Beautiful, both the natural and the mystic wonder of the muse.

    Beth

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  14. September 15, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Captured the connection perfectly with this, lovely write ~ Rose

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