Thursday, April 25, 2013

Poetry Friday: MURANO CHANDELIER


MURANO CHANDELIER
      Written in the Pastel Room of Ca 'Rezzonico Palazzo, Venice


Brilliant as sun-shocked ice,

angels leap from a Murano chandelier—

     with wings

          spun of crystal lace

          beating stars, beating snow—

     with wings

          blown with flowered bells

          ringing fierce, ringing bright—

     with wings

          incessant with swallows

          swooping joy, swooping now—

as each beat

God’s heart

an angel born

to shout the light aloft.


Dia Calhoun
June 2012 Venice

5 comments:

  1. Very nice image, that sun-shocked ice!

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  2. Aww, Venice must be so inspiring to allow you to create lines such as these. :)

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  3. I love the repetitions...like bells ringing...

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  4. This is stunning. All those wonderful concrete nouns: sun, ice, angels, chandelier, wings, crystal, lace, stars, snow, bells, swallows, heart, light... It's like a kaleidoscope of images flashing in my head.


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  5. What a gorgeous chandelier it must be!

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