2010-01-04

Tombstone Tales 010: Salome / Something terrible might happen

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Central Graveyard Vienna / onkel_wart






How beautiful she was –
like a woman rising
from a tomb, like
a dead woman looking
for me.


Like a little princess
with tiny white doves
for feet – one might fancy
she was dancing –
and wearing a yellow veil.


I never had seen her that pale,
as if she was a shadow
of  the shadow
of a white rose in a mirror
of silver.


I couldn’t keep from looking at her
while I knew it was dangerous
to look at dead people
in such way:


Something terrible might happen.





This poem was inspired by the first scene of Salome, the play written by Oscar Wilde.

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