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Skyros Rising: An SRGP Member’s Poem

Skyros Rising


Elephant grey, elephant-wrinkled pink

Thrown out of cobalt blue.

Spectacular stone bookshelves at mad angles

Forever sliding into turquoise surf.


Above, hard dry breasts of hills

Nurse forests of conifer and olive,

While cavernous vaults below

Hide a myriad of eyeless lives.


All along, stories of ancient settled graves

And clashing continents are told and retold

As layer and layer and rank upon rank

They rise, for this day, out of the sea.
Bev Cross

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