Tag: Alhambra

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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

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Windows, Palacios Nazaríes, Alhambra, Granada, Andalucia, Spain

Windows

Windows from some unknown world
Unto some other unknown world
None which I have ever known
And may not ever know
Though with imagination
Images gained from books and film
I construct a room to serve
The needs of sultans and imams
Rich tapestries and silken rugs
Exotic woods and metals
Carved and cast exquisitely
Servants and the visitors
Pilgrims and the diplomats
Bustling in the courtyard splendour
All in reverence to the will
Of God and those who know his ends
Within these windows and their view