Aphrodite's Brow

June 6, 2012
By AnnieG BRONZE, Wookey, Other
AnnieG BRONZE, Wookey, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." - Sid Meyer

A capture of a fairytale,

An enchantment on the sea and dale

Cast by an imp many moons ago

And here I see the fleeting spell go:

For the purity of the sapphire sky

That stares at me as winds blow by,

The moon, painted on the earth's great sphere,

Aphrodite watches lovers here.

The stillness of the waking night,

Silouhetted by the fading light

Stands an orchard, scattered by years of gales,

Aphrodite is waiting 'neath the many veils.

My lover draws near, racing with the breeze,

Bodies as one, we embrace wth ease,

I feel Aphrodite, her brow carved with isles,

Blessing these lovers with an omniscient smile.

Yet lit is the path that leads the way

To the path I walk to and fro in the day.

Now, under the shade of Aphrodite's brow

I feel I know not my lover now.

As the path is deserted, not a lover to be seen,

My path remains empty, it forever has been.

"Have you no love?" I hear the earth sigh,

"No, I am under Aphrodite's brow," says I.

The author's comments:
One early spring evening, I was sat in the fading light and saw the setting which I describe in the poem. Suddenly, flooded with emotion and pictures of being watched by Aphrodite, the concept of 'Aphrodite's Brow' was born. People often say how love can be a bad thing, so why can't the Greek Goddess of love also curse people in love? Hence 'I am under Aphrodite's Brow', meaning that she has almost cast a curse on the narrator. The realization is mainly what I try to get across in this poem.

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