Silence of Aoide

Dancing with hips
hands crying rivers
of pain and beauty
she is possessed
by the sweetness
of an angel,
the wisdom of Lilith,
and the compassion
of a saviour;
she is beautiful

No longer in youth
middle-age freed
soft and wise
forgiving and sexy
raptured Aoide
translates music
into silent language
by the gesture of hands
and subtle meanings
sung upon her face

© Christopher Raine