View from the terrace of the family's Brooklyn Heights apartment

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Duomo in Siracusa

Through the cathedral's stucco walls
protrude the doric capitals
and fluted pillars
of Athena
Although baroque facade
may not commend
the mystery
of Medieval nave
twenty centuries of stone
argue in makeshift profusion
that when deities die 
their awe lives on 
in updated styles of allusion.

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