VENICE ~ WALKING ON WATER
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