RAINE REFLECTIONS

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

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