Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Poem: Metamorphoses

Arthur

Sir Arthur

Imperial KingEvans


reconstructs

Hispalace


guidesspeakhistales in French and German, Greek and English

money is exchanged

a poly gl o t

noKingArthur

of Euros


builds Venetian terraces

at Knossos


over old snakes,

old frescoes

the grace of life, coiling, lily-girl


to keep the dead away


snakes coiling


a thousand rooms haunted by Minotaur,

butterflybetweenthehorns


delicacy and poison






On Knossus, see here.

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