Friday, April 4, 2014

POEM #4- The Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa

The Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, found on Wikimedia Commons, Jerrye and Roy Klotz

As you probably know, April is National Poetry Month. My friend, poet extraordinaire, Mary Lee Hahn, is doing a series, "Our Wonderful World" on her blog, YEAR OF READING. She's just launched a new poetry website, POETREPOSITORY,  and is cross posting her poems there. Each day, Mary Lee selects a different wonder to write about. Today's wonder is the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa. 

"Kom El Shoqafa"

most people’s lives
are catacombs

on the surface
the casual visitor views
beautiful temple
welcoming portico
adorned sarcophagus
perhaps an occasional pottery shard
maybe even a mound of shards

it is only later
a mere ass
steps wrongly
plummets downward
and the corpse
three levels
on pulleys
years before
is revealed

(c) Carol Wilcox, 2014

And today is POETRY FRIDAY, so be sure to join the poetry party at the Poem Farm. 

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