Thursday, October 16, 2008

TGIF - Is There a Goddess in Those Clouds?


Pele, Goddess of Fire
She rides the seething, fiery tide
Bubbling, boiling, hissing,
Waves that only Pele can ride,
Embracing, loving, kissing.
In the midst of a mighty volcano,
In the lake of liquid fire
Rhythmically flowing from side to side
Swim eruptions of hate and desire.
Ebullition from the deepest depths
Symbolic of nascent power,
Creator, destroyer, which shall she be named
As she restlessly churns in her tower?
Expression in definite form and direction
Is given at her command.
Only the humble and wise can escape
The power of her hand.
Beware the disguises from fire that rises
Deep from the cauldron within.
A spark from the heart, like a fiery dart
Tempered with love's not a sin.
Mary Ports


uncleawang said...


Migs CFL fan said...

Stunning to say the least. thanks for sharing.


Anonymous said...

An awesome sight. I have never seen been there, but I think witnessing the power of a volcano, and the contrast and fury as hot lava meets the sea would be incredible.


Louise said...

What a beautiful capture. The color is fantastic!

Kyle said...

Wow, that is a spectacular image, Lucy. And you picked the perfect poem to accompany it. Great SkyWatch post!

Hope you have a great weekend,


Laura ~Peach~ said...

wonderful SWF post!

Jeannelle said...

Evocative photo and thought-provoking poem! Beautiful! Happy SkyWatching! Greetings from Iowa.

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