Arab World Books and ACT Writers' Poetry Evening in Australia
Veronica Carvajal is a Sydney poet and writer, currently working on her novel In
the Twilight of the Gods.She is a world citizen who was born in Mexico city.Her
poem "God of gods" was commissioned by the Australian Friends of the Library of
Alexandria and was read in Egypt the summer of 2007 during the Library's annual
celebration. The poem was read in Canberra by Fenella Edwards a Canberran poet
God of gods
By Veronica Carvajal
read by Fenella Edwards
God of Good & Evil,
the Alchemists of old
You bathe in the Nile River by day,
the human will
its seaweed traps.
And at night the Milky Way
soothes your woes.
Light in the darkness,
shadows in the light,
you shy not from those you cast.
Your image lies
reflected in the Cedar’s might,
in the ringing of the crystal bowl:
the sacred quartz
played in the chambers
of the pyramids of Gods.
Our radiance reflect,
our double unveil.
Keeper of the pyramids divine.
Orion & Sirius’s dance enshrine.
Would that I could
borrow your dreams.
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