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Acropolis Poems

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Premium Member Mouse Hairs by Moonlight

Some are broken teeth in a hollow tree,
some are humped and beached,
breached by moonlight.

Nothing comes out of an old barn
without smelling of oil,
the oil is for the fur that grows
on weather-beaten iron,
for the mouse hairs that rise
on horse leather;
for tin...Read More
Categories: acropolis, poetry,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Their wedding came acropolis
A maiden named Stephanopoulos 
Married Milos Papadopoulos 
    At the canopy
    All the guests could see
The bride dancing down the aisle ~ topless!...Read More
Categories: acropolis, wedding,
Form: Limerick
Hunters' Territories 3
Translated by Przemyslaw Musialowski 5/22/2019


They don't pour manna from heaven because poorer than gold
since the Ark of the Covenant has been lost
since Earth is similar to the unknown planets
and the Universe is so large that there is not enough space
for...Read More
Categories: acropolis, bible, faith, future, god, judgement, world,
Form: Free verse
Long In The Tooth Skeptic
Long In The Tooth Skeptic,...
Nonetheless Rooted With Gumption

Implicit virtue of humankind
figuratively locked horns with vice,
yet time and again this mortal celibate,
(not by choice) sexagenarian thrice
older father of deux priceless young

women chock full, sans esprit de corps
exude radiant ump pa vital...Read More
Categories: acropolis, art, celebration, daughter, growing up, husband, leaving,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A - Anarchy
A. Anarchy

Amber autumn aflame
An aroma of ash appeases the adamant arsonist; the artful anarchist
An audacious attempt at attacking back at our arbitrary accommodations
The ascended advocate us to abide as they affirm their advancement through annihilation 
An abstract artifice, artificial affirmation...Read More
Categories: acropolis, america, art, community, corruption, depression, perspective, repetition,
Form: ABC

Premium Member Act of Love
Act of Love

Cain and Abel
no love lost
the bible
filled with blood
where is love?

White doves flies high
mocking those who preach
fields sowed in hate
at the acropolis

History repeats
the reaper has many followers
flying religious flags 
bow and arrows ready in
anger, yet still their blood weeps

Black...Read More
Categories: acropolis, art, integrity, paris, philosophy, religious, spiritual, wisdom,
Form: Quintain (English)

Once I took some colleagues from a British university up to the Acropolis for a tour.
As I was explaining to my guests the history of the Parthenon I turned towards the ancient Agora (Market) bellow and in a teasing mood...Read More
Categories: acropolis, death, heaven, life,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member From LARGE to small
From  ~  LARGE  ~  to  ~  small  ~

K~Konstantin had travelled the world in unbeknown searching~g        

A~Ariadne lost the plot and her thread a modern Sisyphus on...Read More
Categories: acropolis, meaningful,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member A Day In Pergamon
A Day In Pergamon

at Pergamon
stirred an epiphany.
The Aqueducts, Acropolis,
propinquity, Temple Dionysus,
Trajan Temple, all so magnificent.
Persian, Greek and Roman wonders;
some standing, most lying...
erstwhile kingdoms,
all gone.

I viewed
and imagined
robust efflorescence
that once filled this bucolic place.
Dalliance here, much too ephemeral.
Damp ruins, yellow soil stirred...Read More
Categories: acropolis, history, nostalgia,
Form: Rictameter
Premium Member 1996 Visit To Turkey
In Nineteen ninety-six, our son and wife, Majors
In US Army, moved to Izmir, their new base.
As usual, whatever place they were assigned, 
We flew to visit them as well as dear grandkids.
So off we went to spend two weeks in...Read More
Categories: acropolis, travel, vacation,
Form: Blank verse

I married marble, that ancient stone.
I married stories, of long ago.
I married the muses, and all of Troy,
Helen and that war.
The Odyssey and all Homer’s songs.
The Acropolis, and the Parthenon,
All these things,
And so much more,
Came with my wedding ring, I...Read More
Categories: acropolis, adventure, dedication, family, happiness, identity, life, woman,
Form: Free verse
my Royaume
I've never thought that i would feel this way,
But it finally happened somehow someday;
And i drowned in the deep oceans that looked at me.
I got dazzled by this smile everytime i see
These petals opening softly revealing wonderful pearls;
And everytime this...Read More
Categories: acropolis, angel, boyfriend, break up, goodbye, lost love,
Form: Personification
Premium Member THE PARTHENON

Oh, Parthenon,* 
Sublime aesthetic structure, 
Embodiment of unparalleled elegance,
Incarnation of history, philosophy and sciences,
Everlasting beacon of human civilization,
Glorification of architecture,
Pride of the western world

You, deathless temple of Athena,
Undeniably, reflect the harmonious blending: 
Of matter with the form
Of man with God,...Read More
Categories: acropolis, art, beauty, culture,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Crumbling Beauty
Crumbling beauty
An Acropolis actress
A scar upon her hand
Reminds me of the darkness
Of a far and distant land
A land of dark beauty 
Never meant to age
Trapped inside a rusted cage
Left there to decay

The men they came and went 
But never left...Read More
Categories: acropolis, culture, feelings, heart,
Form: Free verse
fish markets bristle
tourist traps brim with coy baits
acropolis shrouds...Read More
Categories: acropolis, adventure,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member That Other City
A poem about two cities, 12000 miles apart,
but when it comes to politics, the same!
Bradford in England, Manukau in New Zealand.

                We all know
 ...Read More
Categories: acropolis, angst,
Form: Free verse
few sensitive other callous to a symbolic gesture earth hour
For “EARTH HOUR” we pledged  without words rearranging,
Let us try and attempt to stop things from changing
Am doing my bit as promised to myself and me,
wrote a poem on “earth hour”, published it and mailed it for reasons to...Read More
Categories: acropolis, nature, words, nature, beach, green, nature,
Form: Rhyme

The past wasn’t all that great and the so-called “achievements” - say - 
Of the past pale when we compare them to our capabilities today.

Egyptians built  the fearsome Great  Pyramid weighing 6 million tons in...Read More
Categories: acropolis, introspectionpeople, sea, people, red, sea,
Form: Couplet
Be damned your uncle Daedalus.
Of your ingenuity, he is so jealous.
I saw him push you off the Acropolis.
How could he exhibit behavior so atrocious?
I, Athena, was aware of your strife.
I turned you into a bird to save your life.
Your existence...Read More
Categories: acropolis, fantasy
Form: Rhyme
When I Go Dreaming
Oh when I go dreaming 
Off to the River of Gods 
To Easter Island 
To the Palace of Minos 
To the Temple of Poseidon 
To the Acropolis 

Youth and Demon Death 
To the Gate of the Lion 
To the Gate...Read More
Categories: acropolis, loveeaster,
Form: Rhyme
Greek Suite
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Categories: acropolis, history, imagination, places,
Form: Acrostic
Phidias by his labor sculpted you into a majestic temple
Atop the craggy Acropolis to watch over Athens beautiful,
Rugged boulders, pine forests, ancient agoras and all.
The mighty god Poseidon lusted for the siren call of your city.
Her wisdom dictating, goddess Athena...Read More
Categories: acropolis, history, places, time,
Form: Acrostic
Ancient fortress, the wind carried to me your silent call,
Commune with your warring deities way deep in my soul.
Rooted among the scarred ruins strewn through the ages,
On thy hallowed ground I stand to pay my humble homage.
Parthenon, implore Athena to...Read More
Categories: acropolis, history, imagination,
Form: Classicism
Beneath Your Scented Feet
Dwindling summer, keeps hordes of twitchers away;
Acropolis, fortress with a very charming height;
Promise not to cry, I shall see you in the sky
For a glass of ouzo, in beautiful moonlit night!

Though, Sunday is fine for me to sneak around;
Approaching your...Read More
Categories: acropolis, adventure, hope, life, nature, people, places, me,
Form: Quatrain
Three Graces
Kissed by the rebel mouth of Dionysus

set tight against their fulsome lips;

lapped into shapes by intoxicant tongues,

arms fused in a chain of swaying hips.

Tiptoe this sisterhood of Athena,

this trio in bright synchrony;

blown back on Acropolis stilettos,

risen skirts above the stockinged...Read More
Categories: acropolis, allegory, life, passion, philosophy, love, sensual,
Form: I do not know?