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Pomegranate Days Pomegranate Days
by Nikos Laios
2016-01-22 11:13:34
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Pomegranate Days
 
Lost in a reverie,
I throw back my head
In silent ecstasy, as the
Juice trickles over
Stained lips.
 
img_1470_ancestral_view_400Six sweet, seductive
Pomegranate seeds;
Those blood-red seeds,
Those passionate seeds.
 
That bitting, fatal, fleshy
Fruit releasing magical
Flute music flooding the
Valley with joy, floating
Over tree tops past
Windowpanes;
Like a disembodied
Ghost.
 
The baroque music
Lingering, haunting 
Church spires and
Steeples, and
The brushed stone;
Dancing with the
Burning bush.
 
Mingling with
Frankincense
And myrrh
Amongst the
Glowing
Alabaster
Jars.
 
Inhaling,
Eyelids closed
As the warmth
Of the orange
Sun drips over
Cooled eyelids.
 
Bringing back
Early boyhood
Days of faith that
Wrapped around me
Like a protective,
Comforting
Blanket.
 
Swinging incense
Burners, sunlight
Flooding through
Stained glass windows
Picking up flecks of dust
And curling clouds of incense;
Dancing on ivory and gold to
The sound of hypnotic
Byzantine
Chants.
 
The small chunks
Of crusty cubed bread,
Mingling with those
Mysterious red
Pomegranate
Seeds; the aroma
Of which hung in the
Air over the babble of
The crowd that poured
Out onto the courtyard
To a welcoming breeze
That filtered through
The olive and
Cypress
Trees.
 
Six sweet, seductive
Pomegranate seeds;
Those blood-red seeds,
Those passionate seeds
Those serene and mystical
Pomegranate days.
 

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With a digital drawing from Nikos Laios







  
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