Posted by: Ron DuBour | May 15, 2017

Latin America~by Paul F. Lenzi


 

 

Latin America

spanish-village-rhodes-rumsey

“Spanish Village” by Rhodes Rumsey

terracotta skies

a warm roofing for

modern humilities

privately plagued

by repentance of

uneasy histories

conquests of empire

throne upon throne

cut through seas

to indigenous suns

of new continents

heritage residues

language religion

eclipsed ancient

cultures with layers

six centuries deep

stealing ritual magic

from fortified temples

converting the pagan

subduing the savage

released from the

rapture of jungles

consigning to mystery

secrets of seeming

improbable intellect

complex mathematics

prophetic astronomy

fine architectural

methods of monument

oh so much gained

against oh so much lost

an accounting elusive

of ultimate cost

there’s no science of

what might have been

 

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  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers


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