Thursday, 14 September 2017

Summoned by Hills

Bee Orchid


Sun kissed beaches cooled by cobalt blue seas
Palms sway as might a willow soporific in the breeze
Hibiscus and Bougainvillea comforts gently all around
Carpet like covering, spreading, beautifying the ground
Sheltered by the limestone hills of the Beşparmak mountain range
Guarding for many a millenia, watching all the change.

Imagine now the Five Fingers mountain, extending hands and arms
Holding you as might a Father comfortıng against life`s harms
Mosques and Churches standing side by side for four hundred years or more
Mixed faiths in harmony be they rich or poor
Muezzin and Church bells sing the self same song
God is God and loves us all; in Whom we all belong.

Ancient forts dominate yet reminds of past and present strife
Yet this wounded isle recovers and continues on in life
For as the sun rises in the morning granting gentle light
It leaves us in the evening bestowing peaceful night
And the palms sway as might a willow soporific in the breeze
The beaches caressed and cooled as ever by translucent, cobalt seas.


Chris Green
9th December 2008. Girne.

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