Tag: Spain

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La Sagrada Familia, from Gaudí Park Güell, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Construction ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #308

I look at myself
A blur
In the foggy mirror
Every morning
Even after washing away
Another layer
Of accumulated detritus

Like the sculptor
Finding the figure
Inside the stone

Like a cathedral
Not yet complete
A hundred years
After the passing
Of its architects

I remain a work in progress
Under construction

In this life
In the last
In the next
All that have been
And all yet to come

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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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Opening, Plaza de Nazaríes, The Alhambra, Granada, Spain

Opening ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #252

Doors shut and barred
Windows sealed from within

A dead end
At the end
Of a narrow
Corridor

No retreat
No respite
No redress

Then a door opened
Beckoning

The voices within
Sang songs of hope
And possibility
Of healing
And renewal

Beyond the door
The way remained unclear
But the long, dark night
Of the alley
Was over