corridors

corridors
acropolis/sounion/delphi/aegina
february 1984

Akropolis
The Parthenon, Athens, with acknowledgements to the art site smarthistory.com for use of this image.

perhaps they paused on the scaffolding at the sky's bare cut on lintel, threshold / corridors through which the summer swelled / the sea hammered its metal. saw cloud bathe the ridge of imittós in thunderous sweat. recognised the chaos again their gable had severed / blocked in the goddess's sanctuary kiss of flame at her hem. they passed as time's measure upon time, left a greater ruin / an architecture no-one dreamed no-one crafted such as sky intends. this camera of bridging stone.

Copyright © 1986 Peter Le Baige. All Rights Reserved.  Taken from my own collection ‘street hung with daylit moon’ published 1986; acknowledgements to Chamaeleon Press

Click on the link above to hear a reading of the poem.  The accompanying music is from B’ (Second) Delfikos Ymnos (Organikon) from the album ‘Music of Ancient Greece’ by Christodoulos Halaris, a Greek composer and scholar in the field of the reconstruction of Byzantine and ancient Greek music.

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