Saturday, May 28, 2005

The Wonders of this World

They shall see his face
and his name shall be on their foreheads.

Where have the wonders gone,
The wonders of this world?
Where are the gardens hanging in Babylon?
The fruit they longed for is gone from them.

The pyramids were stripped by Alexander
The great tombs of the pharaohs remain
From the seven
Protecting the husks of men
Preserved for eternal life.

Alexander renamed the city
Where a dusty lighthouse now
Would cast a shadow southwest
Pointing away from a new city
On a hill.

And the colossus of Rhodes was melted
After the bottom dropped out of the marketplace
Those who had no money were buying
Gold to pave the streets
Of a city they ware welcoming from a distance.


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