To Kazantzakis

I visited your grave on Crete 
You said god pardons the singers 
but I think he has doubts about poets 

God sends streams of milk 
flowing down the mountain 

We whores of the imagination 
tell stories of weeping prophets 
and priests no one believes 

We create ideas of winged clouds 
filled with fiery kingdoms 
but angels lie, steal and cheat 
then break into tears 
when they lift their arms up to heaven 
and their hands fall off

by Mario Zecca

Image, "Heaven's Gate", by Mario Zecca


  1. Another marvelous poem on Cafe Aphra. Well done poet. Well done Café Aphra

  2. Surreal and majestic. Particularly like the image "God sends streams of milk / flowing down he mountain".


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