Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Chapter I (Part II): The elements (Earth).

Manhattan, N.Y.C.
The Himalayas.
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away".
"Ozymandias" By Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Mask Of dead king, Mycenae, Greece.
File:Alchemy earth symbol.svg~Hail to the guardians of the North
                  Powers of Earth
                  Founding Stone of all Power,
                  We call upon you and summon you,
                   Black bull of Midnight
                   Northern Star,
                   Centre of the changing sky
                   Stone, Mountain, Fertile Field,
                   Through the soil that is Her body
                    Send us your power~
Earthly delights, 10 magazine SS '13.

Artwork by Borondo, Muro Festival.
photo: Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia.
Opal gemstone.
Hermes the psychopompos, ruler of the letters and mysteries, the trickster, was born inside a deep, shady cave.Here: Hermes of Praxiteles, Olympia Museum, Greece.
Madre Terra, photo :Juergen Teller for Flair magazine.
Full circle†††.

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