Poetry (5)

Hello Escritori,

Today I’m going to feature a poem inspired by M. Funk’s 2015 Food Photography Series. Especially the opening photograph of the wineglass, it made a striking contrast to the Gothic schlosskirche photo next to it in various portfolio pages, so I ‘married’ the two in this poem.

La Vie en Rosé

I sit at Hades’ table

And marvel at the wine,

And see the pretty colour

Play in the glass.

Almost empty

 

Like the blush of

Sorbet sky

In summer.

With a taste

Like passing rain

From the same

Season. Kissed with light.

 

I wonder if he has bled

The juice of the pomegranate,

How else can one account

For wine so pink?

Or is it more sinister

Altogether:

An alchemy of

Blood and light

For the God of the Dead

To drink?

 

How does it sparkle so

In so dark a place?

The pomegranate looks safer.

You offer the wine

Which I decline

Feeling more, hunger.

Although it looks like

Liquefied pink diamonds.

 

In Cyprus, my garden home,

I long to be…

But here I am in the kingdom

Of the cypress tree…

And the wine is very beautiful

Though I stand on ceremony.

 

So

Hades proffers pomegranates smilingly;

Saying:

“Eat, my dearest,

My darling one,

Kore Persephone.”

(© Copyright Pola Negri 2015.)

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