Jewel of Nile

Jewel of Nile

Jewel of Nile in my vision, the island of Philae I visit,
secrets to read, distant sigh after naked spirits.
Temples with no God or Goddess, tremble inside.
Mysteries, papers from the tombs are they all gone?

Someone said, life and delight are there, but where?
Can I make the silent spaces, the walls to speak?
Is the key in the never falling rain? Beauty and purity,
do they float in the air, forgotten for centuries?

Is there one last, sacred lotus left,
with blue leaves to close the darkness at night,
with mauve glare to restore the sunlight at dawn?
Is there one last lily in the water survived?

Sand and wind blending with flirty fragrance,
the rebirth of ancient Isis blooming,
in the river sleeping I see it, is it real?
The power of the sacred, blue lotus in my hand.


“Blue lotus” by Angel Kirilov


© 2012  Broken Sparkles


6 Responses to “Jewel of Nile”

  1. Jamie Dedes Says:

    Lovely. I appreciate the inclusion of reference to the blue lotus.

    Happy weekend, Blaga.

  2. siggiofmaine Says:

    Excellent … and the photo of a blue lotus, thank you…new to me.
    Siggi in Downeast Maine, USA

  3. shaunakatdalal Says:

    Extraordinary…. love it…

  4. Emma Says:

    I’m really struck by the idea of ‘never falling rain’ and where that leads my mind. The idea that rain doesn’t fall, but somehow it still exists for this place- I really like that as a concept, it adds another level to the poem, for me. Lovely rumination, Blaga.

  5. dragonkatet Says:

    What breath-taking images you provide for us, both in your words and the picture! Secrets, spirits, mysteries, sacred spaces…This is a magical piece, my friend. Thank you for a terrific start to my morning! :)

  6. Jamie Dedes Says:

    Magical and wistful. Lovely to read this piece again.

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