Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Mediha F. Saliba

CALLIOPE

She is the music muse that protects

insects whose distinct rhythms
echo in all countries,

songbirds whose long pulsing runs
help the sun to rise and the moon to grow full,

whales whose haunting descants
have lullabied the sea and whispered to sailors.

But man, busy with information is deafened by
the hum of swiftly moving technology.

He has let Calliope topple from her pedestal,
a relic to old beliefs, forgetting

man is not the audience
but rather a member of her orchestra.

1 comment:

  1. from Michelle Angelini: I am enchanted here that mythology mixes with nature and the progress of humanity. Mediha brings out what is possibly the biggest problem of today's society - being too busy to listen to nature, therefore not being in tune with its harmony and rhythm.

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