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The Island of the Greeks

June 18, 2012
By KristinC PLATINUM, Cupertino, California
KristinC PLATINUM, Cupertino, California
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Favorite Quote:
"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."
-F.Scott Fitzgerald, the Great Gatsby

"To write it, it took three months; to conceive it three minutes; to collect the data in it all my life."
-F. Scott Fitzgerald

Harmonious vigor,
Showcased in glass as the
Damply hazy
Serenely pulsing
Breathing gently, obedient.
The billowing waves lapping like curtains
Brought into the sun-dewed draft of
Infant breezes,
Against the roughened shore, sighing tranquilly,
The whistle of Apollo,
Across the patch-mended surface,
Rough-legged as fresh diamonds,
Dapples of mirrored, fractured
Waltzing from tide to tide,
Staggering the seeming
Depths of secrets, unspoken,
A shy Nereid slinking below.
Ebony shadows jagged the glazed
Surfaces, vivid in age.
Looming above the undisturbed
Casting sweat-darkened pitch over its
Calm spontaneity erupting toward a
Violet-darkening, bleach-less
Rapidly surging to fill the veins
Of a whitened shoreline,
Carved by the edginess of frothing ridges
Brimming with faithful mulishness
Of the blessed.

The author's comments:
Inspired by my gorgeous trip to the Greek Islands of Delos, Santorini, and Mykonos, where mystique and unrivaled beauty weave seamlessly together.

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