Although I am a Catholic, I have always been fascinated by the old myths and legends of ancient civilizations, so sometimes that comes through in my art 🙂
As Selene departs, another night done
She comes charging, the day’s begun
Sky aglow from her robes of saffron
As her mighty steeds keep galloping on.
Firebright and Daybright in the cool early morn
together they pull her Chariot along
the harbringer of Helios; the master of day
she dispels the night with her soft golden rays
Mother of the winds and the Morning Star
lighten the darkness, let night leave no scar
Upon a world of cold night chills
bring warmth, bring light, bring what you will
The Dawn-bringer comes, her tears on the flowers
creatures of dark, well should you cower
I stand on a mountain in the far distant west
And patiently await the touch of the Goddess.
Please click on the photos in this post to see them larger at the Gallery, I think the small sizes here may do them an injustice.
18 thoughts on “Touch of the Goddess”
Beautiful. Sun set to sun rise. Love the poem.
Thanks A. Rose, both are actually sunrise photos, a tribute to the Goddess of the Dawn 🙂
Now there’s a one word comment I like 🙂
Beautiful shots 🙂 The second one is Linden, right? And who wrote that poem?
Thanks Krysta! Yes, the second one is Linden, the first is in Cummingslodge. All works on my blog are mine unless stated otherwise 🙂 so the poem is mine 🙂
Poetry and photography, eh? Very cool. I’m not an avid mythology fan but am very into fantasy literature. This poem kind of reminds me of that genre… Good stuff! 🙂
Thanks, I think most fantasy literature has roots in mythology :-). Thanks again!!
Profound Mike, both the visual and the imagery 🙂
Thanks Nik, I know that poetry and Greek mythology isn’t everyone’s cup of tea 🙂
I love it all.
Beyond the perfection of the images I was really blown away by how well wed the verse was with the first image. Did you have the text in mind or did the two just accidently collide with one another.
thanks Kojo, the poem was inspired in part by both images 🙂
Excellent in image and word!
Always great to hear from you 🙂
Michael, I didn’t realize at first that you had written this poem, I was searching for who you noted as the poet! It’s a beautifully versed and the images transcend the words. Both images suggest the idea of transitions — of time, moods, life.
Thanks Khadija! Its great that you liked it!