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Boticelli's Promises

April 11, 2013
By corallee DIAMOND, Newport Coast, California
corallee DIAMOND, Newport Coast, California
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I promise to surround you with
beautiful things
with overbloomed cornflowers
and gnarled toes
and do not forget:
with beasts on my shoulders,
I will rise.
I’ll peel away the veils of
gold-dusted grasses and
salty skies and
when you find yourself
losing yourself
to the earth,
I will clothe you.
Together we will cut our hair
and together
we will sing

The author's comments:
This poem is in response to Botticelli's painting, "The Birth of Venus".

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