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doug bentley


Sonnet 32


i turned my eye toward the future
and watched as lemurians returned.
stars guided sea. the weather
grew tempest. heavenly calm burned.

the sun's eye lifted gracious head
over civilizations. its clear beam
shed through time. time was dead.
eternity consumed all. from a dream

we had awoken. a single stone tablet
stood in our midst. we touched it.
we understood. hieroglyphics archaic,
a dot vibration of peace our minds lit.

the phoenix had arisen over ash of earth.
Man reborn, it was Kosmic Culture birth!

Submitted: Sunday, December 15, 2013
Edited: Thursday, December 04, 2014

Topic of this poem: mythology


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Poet's Notes about The Poem

The Mayan Calendar consists of three separate corresponding calendars; the Long Count, the Tzolkin (divine calendar) and the Haab (civil calendar) . When the three of them synchronize it's the end/start of a new Grand Cycle. December 16,2013 may be the end date of the 12th Grand Cycle, December 17,2013 the start date of the 13th.

A Grand Cycle is about 26,000 years in duration. The start of the 12th Grand Cycle would have been during the Lemurian period, a time for which geological and archaeological evidence exists.

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  • Freshman - 1,055 Points Leah Ayliffe (7/2/2014 10:06:00 AM)

    its clear beam
    shed through time. time was dead.
    eternity consumed all Lovely lines. A joy to read. Thanks! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 476 Points Mike Barrett (12/28/2013 12:30:00 PM)

    Hi Doug, great read, great write. Loved the story and technical soundness of this poem. Cheeers! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,300 Points Valsa George (12/18/2013 11:58:00 PM)

    A travel through Time! So we have possibly entered the 13 th Grand Cycle! Let us hope that it promises a new birth!
    It seems that the occult (science?) fascinates you! A great write! ! (Report) Reply

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