Lydia from the kingdom

Lydia from the kingdom

Sardis, capital of the kingdom of Lydia
The ruins of the temple of Artemis at Sardis, capital of the kingdom of Lydia


knowing you

from the longing.
the long closed avenue
of dream
i wandered of young
afternoons unmoving
time eternal autumn
a road a shore
i abandoned.

knowing you
from the root of time
i needed only
to close my heart in
yours
when our time came.

no map could ever
have brought me to you
as no course can bring
you near a star
standing in the
night of stars
i stand under
yours
a silver touch
on my eyes
fly to you in the
openness
our distant births
have made.

 

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