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Offline sideshunter

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re-write of at the mithraeum
« on: April 19, 2011, 06:40:17 AM »
The Nature of Weeds.


At the entrance to the Mithraeum

a Celestial fist punches rock to form The Earth
Mithras carries on his back (much as Atlas did)
draped in a cape with starry sky lining.

Further in,
a bronze Mithras emerges from an oval-shaped zodiac ring,
just as the Orphic creator-god Phanes emerged from the cosmic egg
at the beginning of time, bringing the universe into existence. 

Outside,

The Sheppard rests his flock and reads from Isaiah.

‘But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags;
and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away’.

His beasts eat wild plants,
snouts snort Roman dust,

remains of

Sumerians, Akkadians,
Amorites, Carthaginians,
Babylonians and Hittites

crunch under hooves.

The Sheppard notices the weeds have almost gone,
but knows they will come back.
The person dancing is deemed mad by everyone who can't hear the music.

Offline 510bhan

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Re: re-write of at the mithraeum
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2011, 06:54:41 AM »
Sheppard >>> Shepherd

For some reason I now feel that the allusions/explanations are superfluous. JMO :-\

a Celestial fist punches rock to form The Earth
Mithras carries on his back (much as Atlas did)
draped in a cape with starry sky lining.


a bronze Mithras emerges from an oval-shaped zodiac ring,
just as the Orphic creator-god Phanes emerged from the cosmic egg
at the beginning of time, bringing the universe into existence.