City


When I remake this city

He shall be at its heart

As the pillars that I crumble

Frame him in vain art

As the cornerstones groan

Beneath my every step

As the temples are leveled

But their filigree kept

The canals will run straight

When I move my hand

The statues will shatter

And the libraries stand

When I remake this city

It will gleam sharp and white

And he will be buried

In marble, deep inside.

© 2012 Elizabeth Cook

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11 comments

  1. Another Civilization player????? I used to love that game and played it for hours. I wondered what city you’d written of and now I know. Wonderful imagery, Lily. Ready for the holidays???
    Paul

    1. I played from Civ II onwards! My old laptop couldn’t handle it so I stopped once away from the family computer. And thank you!

      I think I’m just about ready for the festivities, catching up on some sleep 🙂 How about you?

      Lily

  2. Yay! Hello! Love this!

    “As the temples are leveled

    But their filigree kept”

    and:

    “When I move my hand

    The statues will shatter

    And the libraries stand.” 🙂

    Reblog alert!

    cheers Serge

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