Originally written and posted – 2.07.11 – Re-posted 26.11.2019


Venice – walking on water 


When you first see Venice shimmering

in the sun, it is a city walking on water

Your first inclination demands you weep 

and if heaven is a more endless sight

then only those with broken hearts may enter.


The complexion of angels,

rose strewn and blood dried the walls,

while arched bridges, lascivious, drape themselves

like artists models over the water streets

 sirens  to draw your very soul!


Sublime, quiet, candid.

So much about Venice is elegant  




Authors note ~ I consider the sight of Venice in sunlight as you approach by ferry across the water to be my personal 8th Wonder of the World – I have been lucky enough to see this captivating and emotionally challenging sight on many occasions and each time it has truly taken my breath away. – I am re-posting this simple and hopefully succinct piece I wrote in 2011 as part of an Edenbray – Retrospective but with a heavy heart as I am so totally aware that currently Venice City is experiencing its worst flooding for many, long years. My heartfelt prayers and best wishes go out to the people of Venice and to those committed to restoring this magnificent testimony to mankind’s most profound creativity, endeavour and determined building and engineering skills.

~ Edenbray 26.11.2019


#PROG-PROSE ~ Progressive Poetry – part of an #Edenbray retrospective – Re-posted today for a new generation

About edenbray

I'm a writer ... I write .. . I’m not sure why I ever stopped, was it 9/11? .. . edenbray is born ugly, wet and covered in blood, mucous and bodily functions ~ the effluence of my short life .. . I am a Writer and Artist since 1966 - I'm an avid Blogger ~ I write lots of poems, written essays, articles, reviews, opinion + comment .. . I have had many poems selected for Anthologies of verse and recently have published many of my poems in 24+ themed booklets ... please ask for details - join the shebang by leaving me a marker with a 'like' or a comment for my ego and encouragement and thanks for listening - I really value your interest ~ edenbray
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