Achaea

When I was young, I dreamed of swords and dragon fire. I dreamed a dream of ancient seas, Crossed by the oarsmen of the Achaeans. I dreamed of venturing across golden sands, To win untold glories. Yet as the waves roll, The years have passed on by. Now I dream a mightier dream, As Odysseus […]

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Enkidu

My shadow, Cutting through my skin again. Rending its scales, Releasing rivers of venom. Alone in the dark, At the mountains at the end of creation. In the gathering dark, The Smith beats his hammer. With fire and iron, The craftsman forges his destiny. To escape his bonds, To make war on the wicked. Overthrowing […]

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Isa

Trapped under the ice. A sea of waking glass. An ecstasy of motion, The universal touch. Jagged shores of time, Belaying the foundations Of the house of eternity.     © Michael Iannucci- Berger  

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Silence

The silence is dangerous. A deafening symphony of the void. Whispers of the places beyond time, Across a sea of stars, Darkly dreaming. Pin-pricks in the floor of heaven. Basking in the funeral pyre of creation, The magnum opus of ancient time.     © Michael Iannucci- Berger    

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Anthem

I have heard it, Wafting through the trees, Caressing the budding branches. I have heard it, Coursing through the rivers, Roaring through wind-washed stones. I have heard it, Alone in the mountains, Cutting through the silent airs. I have heard it, Deep in my chest, The anthem of our creation, The timeless music of the […]

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Blossoms

Let the past go. The ashes of yesteryear, Washed away by the rains of spring. The thunder of artillery, The trappings of winter’s war, Rusted away in the barren places. Winter’s last gasp. Foundered around the rosy blossoms.     © Michael Iannucci- Berger  

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The Salt-Wife

All the tears in your eyes, The salt sea out to the horizon. A sky of charcoal, Waves dark as basalt. Of Hidden things, Mystery beyond time. The salt-wife weeps for the mariner’s passing, But it is he who sees beneath the veil of the waves.     © Michael Iannucci- Berger  

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