Ymittos

Ymittos
mountain chain forming the eastern outskirts of Athens (more usually
spelt as ‘Hymettus’ in English)

Sunrise Ymmitos-2
Dawn over the Acropolis, and Ymittos to the east (right), image courtesy of https://meteoraphototour.com

a sense of touch
in the sky.
the dawn
flares cool
along the ridge.
the ridge
working its line
back and forth
the sun
lifts like plaster
from staircase walls.
you know then
the city to
its edge

february 1988

Copyright ©1988 Peter Le Baige.  All Rights Reserved


The music is from Youtube: ‘The Greek Folk Instruments: Sandouri Σαντούρι Santur’, Track 1: Πηγή (Natural Spring), the artist is unattributed.

 

wind’n’vane

wind ’n’ vane
to Mark McIvor & his weathervane

vane_2was watching
the clouds wisping
on the warm blue
of afternoon sky,
from your porch,
the rattan chair,
they cut across
the view at a
fair pace,
a good day
for a sail
if i had a boat
and all that should
come with it,
was watching
with unknown intent
until it hit me;
your weathervane
the ship aloft
should have spun
Continue reading “wind’n’vane”