Oracle of Love

Enigmatic – Word of the Day

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John Collier’s ‘The Delphic Oracle’ (1891) The Delphic Oracle were priestesses highly valued, who offered divination at the temples, including that of Apollo in the locale of Phocis at the foot of the south slope of Mt. Parnassos, in Greece. The Oracle would sit on a tripod over a fissure in the floor where vapours arose which induced trance and utterance.

 

Oracle of Love

There you sat,
midst the herbs and vapours,
in the place that caused you to sway and swoon,
to speak in ecstatic utterance,
bending your tongue in language unknown,
contorting, writhing,
while unveiling ancient truths,
as you divined that enigma of Delphi,
the oracle, that spoke of our undying love.
It was there you held me
priestess of love,
and I was overcome.

Β©Paul Vincent

 

Paul Cannon,

pvcann.com

18 Comments

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18 responses to “Oracle of Love

  1. Exquisite, I went to her temple ruins in Greece, didn’t see the fissure or vapours … but have since met a couple of real life oracles … but none were your lovers to my knowledge πŸ˜‰

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  2. lync56

    the power of love

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