Tag: Alhambra

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Delicate Intricacies, Plaza de Nazaries, The Alhambra, Granada, Spain

Delicate Intricacies

The delicate intricacy
Of the hand-carved relief
Covering the walls
Was equal to the politics
Within them
And the lives of the people
Beyond them

Now those
Outside the walls
Were not privy
To the intricacies
Within them

Because those
Inside the walls
Were apathetic
To the intricacies
Beyond them

Until the time came
When the intricacies
Beyond the walls
Galvanized
Into a single blunt force
Which felled first the walls
Then the delicate intricacies
Within them

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The First Star, Plaza de Nazaríes, The Alhambra, Granada, Spain

The First Star

Through the clouds
Came first a star
Not enough
To break the spell
Of long dark night
But still a light
Come beckoning

Then soon I saw
Another star
Another then
Now several more
The mother bear
Who points the way
To guiding light

Now clears the sky
The night reveals
A sky of lights
Infinite
And always there
Beyond the clouds
Or light of day
The lights of suns

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This Door, Palacios Nazaries, The Alhambra, Granada, Spain

Keyless Entry

Some doors are open
Some are closed
Some doors should never be opened
Some should never be closed

Some doors are plain
Some are ornate
Some doors are simple
Some technically replete

Some doors are an invitation
Some are a barricade
Some doors are a celebration
Some are made to be despised

Some doors lead to adventure
Some lead to retreat
Some doors reveal a treasure
Some are thought to hide a treat

Some doors are made of steel
Some only of the mind
Some doors are eternal
Some have so little time

One door enclosed your heart
The door that stands before me
A door I’d love to open
This door without a key