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 am a writer ... a beat poet who began writing poetry way back in 1966 ... 'edenbray is born ugly, wet, covered in blood, mucous & bodily functions, the effluence of my short life' ... I recently published my 1st solo Anthology - the best of 60 years writing - previously I ran my own Art Supplies Store for 40 yrs before I became a full-time writer I am a Blogger who has posted 1,000 poems - available in 24 themed booklets ... please ask for details + leave a 'like' or a comment for my encouragement, thank you so much for listening - I truly value your opinion on my work ~ in fact I literally survive on your creative input ~ edenbray
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