Wednesday, April 28, 2010

naples and the cumaen sybil

the Cave of the Sybil, Cumae

The Cumaen sybil speaks
through the local journalist
"in Naples there is
no nature."
Above the sybil's cave,
where Daedalus came to ground,
a temple, sacred
to Apollo,
volcano on the horizon,
sunlight on the bay,
ash in the air and
birds, birdsong the
ghosts of old gods,