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ONElia AVElar

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Sun Sand Sea


Honey from the sky,
sugar under feet,
warm turquoise tea.

I let my senses revel in
a territory of tranquility.
In modern temples
of sun, sand and sea,
where all believers,
all tourists-pilgrims
lie almost nude
instead of going
down on knees.

I joined the multitude
becoming follower
of antique Epicurus'
school in Greece.

Submitted: Thursday, July 31, 2008
Edited: Monday, September 05, 2011

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  • Max Kuvaev (3/8/2009 9:24:00 AM)

    I like it very much. I always like when there's a splinter that makes a happy picture somewhat sad... A beatiful poem! (Report) Reply

  • Tsira Goge (12/18/2008 12:54:00 PM)

    Hello onelia, Beautiful poems... A fantastic trip to Greece... 10........
    Thanks for fine words...
    Kindest regards,
    Tsira (Report) Reply

  • Coach Roth (9/7/2008 1:10:00 AM)

    How did I miss this one? Beautiful...has a flow that gives it the right amount of erotic and sensual pleasure...love it...Coach (Report) Reply

  • , aryaindia (8/26/2008 6:04:00 AM)

    The rhythmic flow of your poem is subtly and confidently dealt with ease in this highly gay poem that is spiritually engaging. Thanks, arya (Report) Reply

  • Kesav Easwaran (8/11/2008 11:58:00 AM)

    the first three lines paint sun sand and sea beautifully...the susequent lines dance in rhyme... words tea/sea...knees/greece...dinging donging...poem ten grade (Report) Reply

  • Original Unknown Girl (8/4/2008 4:01:00 AM)

    Sigh.... delicious and just a slight bit of erotica thrown in (or is that my dirty mind? LOL!) . Your descriptives of a wonderful hot country make me yearn to return to dip my toes in its waters.... HG: -) xx (Report) Reply

  • Donall Dempsey (8/3/2008 5:19:00 AM)

    I am letting my senses revel in your toughts...indulging in your words. Warm turquoise tea is such a beauiful phrase in itself.

    love Donall Donall (Report) Reply

  • Emancipation Planz (8/3/2008 2:17:00 AM)

    Mamma Mia.... wish i was there at the same time you were there... SIGH you made me remember (but I will not tell) .. aroha xxzzzz (Report) Reply

  • C. P. Sharma (8/2/2008 8:26:00 AM)

    The melting sound of words and their lilting music with honey from the sky and warm turquoise tea in the modern temple of sea beach perfectly given to Nature in the antique Epicurean sense constitutes a great sensuous imagery as in the poems of John Keats. I was lost in it, Onelia. (Report) Reply

  • Ivan Donn Carswell (8/1/2008 6:08:00 PM)

    Epicurus claimed the best experiences are obtained by knowledge, friendship, and living a virtuous and temperate life. The poem takes a powerfully Epicurean view of sun worshipping - perhaps the most common of all experiences and makes an idol of it. (Report) Reply

  • Sathyanarayana M V S (8/1/2008 11:11:00 AM)

    '.......lie nude instead of falling down on knees'
    brillient piece...succint yet convey gthe whole meaning so beautifully...one of the best i read.
    sathya narayana (Report) Reply

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