An Assyrian Sunrise Tale

28 Aug

My heart rides between the wings of Pegasus—

Ignoring self-perception… myth and fantasy netted and captured me.

—Poseidon and I, bridled love.


Ending night’s ecstasy’s ride

We arrived un-announced

On stomping hoofs’ –and trident’s

Well-pronounced thunder

—awakening our audience

Well beneath the sea.


I, being the stranger

Introduced my heart— from soul— to inspiration—

To imagination— I found no ground to stand on;

I hid in dawn’s breaking light.



I disguise my body as water, flooding deserts

Creating one small oasis

— To mimic Atlantis; to seduce and beg Atargatis

–to be my bride.

Rejecting my gesture as well as my disguise

Offering me gills for lungs

—She embedded in me, the seed of sacred sight;

With the help—of Ba‘al Hadad,

She gave my heart free rein

to see the dichotomy to balance

What will forever change.


I settled for bread—and breath—

Above the sea and below the sky

On the isle of life.

Gladness, nor sadness—gives love to my heart.


Each evening’s Pegasus ride –and morrow’s

Gradual incoming tide —allows me to pick up each rich piece

Of earth’s, little surprise—

To put into words, picture, and melody

Another complete and majestic sunrise.


Posted by on August 28, 2016 in Beginnings, Existential, Love, Pine Cone Diaries


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10 responses to “An Assyrian Sunrise Tale

  1. Mary

    September 2, 2016 at 8:48 am

    A modern day myth! Magical writing.


  2. Purba Chakraborty (@Manchali_Purba)

    August 31, 2016 at 4:23 am

    Beautifully written. Enjoyed reading it.


  3. Magaly Guerrero

    August 30, 2016 at 12:20 am

    Poetically mythical. What’s not to love…

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Audrey

    August 29, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    I love mythology–I love how you have treated it here–really well done!

    Liked by 1 person


    August 29, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    I think this would be good with pictures. Imagine if we could make our body into water.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Jae Rose

    August 28, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Bread and breath seems a fair trade – although the mythology skirts way over my head!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Truedessa

    August 28, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    I absolutely love this fantasy that takes me into another reality.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Sherry Marr

    August 28, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    WOW! An impressive write, my friend! I love this sunrise tale, especially the choice of “bread – and breath -, above the sea and below the sky on the isle of life.” A wonderful tale.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    August 28, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Sometimes it’s so hard to see the border between a dream and what is real… a little bit like haze on a horizon in this dreamy piece.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Sumana Roy

    August 28, 2016 at 11:03 am

    a fantasy world in reality…love how you create this myth….beautiful ZQ…

    Liked by 1 person


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