(italian Collection) Christ And The Adultress
This poem was inspired by the painting by Rocco Marconi (active in Venice 1504 - 1526) in the Academia Art Gallery in Venice, where I drew the expressive faces of the onlookers to the drama of Christ rescuing the adultress from the harsh law which would have had her stoned to death.
'I am an exotic gift, pearls in braided honey hair.
I gather my coral wrappings about my satin shoulders,
my little hand laid softly on my breast, next
to the smooth valley where you have often ventured in
to discover jewels hidden under the grass green brocade.
No display today
But only yesterday
this was your garden,
Monday, December 29, 2008