Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR

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S a c r e d...(r)


__Approaching the carved stone fountain
on a skin-toasting summer in Milan,
there's allurement for one to take both hands,
and immerse them beneath the fresh, cool ripple
of a clear umbrella of descending liquid,
casting prismesque rainbows off the Iris of the Sun.

Yet...in the center town squares of Italia
where art is non-negotiably sacred,
dipping hands in Borghese or Trevi
would be likened to the daring sacrelig-
of ensconcing ones' feet
in the Baptismal at Peter's Basilica.

Sacred be quite subjective, though
traditionalists tend to scoff at such notion;
not an odds-makers chance
to grade 'old school' mantra;
castes of olde-garde sage and stripped cultures,
still embrace the tarnished green copper
of that which once stood 'like' bright gold,
rules that withstood times maverick stains,
and of which to those traditionalists,
are objective, indelible....'jacta alea est'!
And because so these structures of mans artistry
must be acknowledged, respected.....the same.
And that fact is Sacred in itself.

' A niente Sacro dovrebbe essere mai degnato'
______________ F j R __________




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Revised/Reposted 01/20/15
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Submitted: Friday, February 20, 2015

Topic of this poem: respect


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