Saturday, 4 June 2011

Marble by Mina Loy


Greece has thrown       white shadows
their eyeballs with oblivion

A flock of stone
perched upon pedestals

A populace
of athlete lilies
of the galleries

swoop the facades of space
with spiral curves
of idol substance
in the silence

A colonnade
Apollo haunts Apollo
with the shade
of a lost hand

Mina Loy, The Lost Lunar Baedeker, ed. by Roger L. Conover (Manchester: Carcanet, 1996), 93.

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