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Griselda Steiner

Homage to the Victims of the Nepal Earthquake - 2015


“Three things cannot be hidden: the sun, the moon
and the truth”


A vertical landscape of concrete canyons

Changes shades under the clouds


Like a view of the ocean tides over time

From the windswept dunes

That spans a far horizon of blue on blue


My sky, worn by the seasons’ ceaseless weather

Dresses snow laced branches on merciless streets

As the winter’s black night edges the full moon


Gazing serenely at my sky window view


Spring dawn shadows wash the pale three quarter moon

As green budding trees and vines cling to red bricks


Then the noon summer sun’s brilliant heat bleeds dusk

On roof palaces near the Empire and half-moon


When autumn’s void planets rob time's promised youth

The earth’s bent axis yields to the crescent moon


My sky garden canvas where I paint the clouds

Veils the wild Zodiac’s star field’s prophecy


“Everything changes, nothing remains without change", Buddha said


Gazing serenely at my sky window view


Sirens wail down the street

Coming closer and stop


A neighbor has died

An earthquake strikes Nepal

Shattering a sacred shrine

A monk looks sadly at the stupa where he prayed

Swayan Bhunath – a mountain of rocks

Now the monk must worship the sky from the dust.


Photo - Alan Glaze


June 2015

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