Sunday, July 27, 2014

The truth

The bust of Queen Nefertiti in the Neues Museum of Berlin


The dabble of your power
have reached nowadays…
in thrill I lift my chin,
half-closed eyes
to see the sun disk
shining throughout the hall
above the heads of others…

The center piece -
with shallow breath
I read: ‘the beautiful comes…’ -

Illusive woman,
you could easily manifest
as multidimensional being…
I see you wearing false beard,
a pharaoh’s robe and kilt
wrapped around the body-
is this the reason
why you’ve disappeared…

Mummy hunters scour in vane
the dark tombs, excavating ruins;
regal throne stained by the trophies,-
the history keeps digging for truth.

Unfolding the future
skills - blast - revelation
we can’t forswear
that won’t see
victorious tall crown
at the head of
our saviors… 

by Brenda Warren


18 comments:

  1. It is hard enough discovering the truth today, let alone 33 centuries later. For all her fascination she was just another ruler (or ruler's wife) wielding power. Meanwhile my forebears were shoveling sand! She certainly was beautiful though.

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    1. For me it's important that she was independent in her views and maybe too much for her time, but powerful and wise female leader in her young age. ~ Thanks!

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  2. The artists are behind what was and is now able to be imagined, defining, maybe embellishing, to pass on their creativity and a format to pass it forward.
    Enjoyed…

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    1. I love your point, Anthony! Maybe you right...~ Thanks.

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  3. You could pull the words from within the image and then apply your formidable imagination ...is that where these words emanate from ??

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    1. When we widen the perspective, it's easier to prepare for what's around the next corner....Should we shrink ourselves? for what? ~ Thanks, K.

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  4. The beautiful comes...i love that line...and i think she will...and has..right here in your words

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    1. This is what the name 'Nefertiti' means..~ Thanks :)x

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  5. Keep on digging indeed, but doubt we will ever really know, unless time travel is invented haha

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    1. Who knows what miracles ahead...~ Thanks, love time travel much!

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  6. fascinating story... i haven't seen her in the museum in berlin but would love to... always mesmerized by the stories the sculptures have to tell

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    1. I always amazed how the person's life gets overgrown with stories after death, esp. the famous ones...~ Thanks, Claudia! x

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  7. is the truth in our history...or is that just what has been written by the ones that control the flow of information...i agree in that truth is hard to find no...much less then....

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  8. A masterpiece, eloquently describing just her way, as well as throughout the world we wonder, beautifully weaved with your word list!

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  9. Oh, what we can dream up from a few artifacts. Is it history or fantasy?
    You worded this beautifully.

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  10. Brilliant - I really like this!

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  11. I just read they may have found her tomb.....

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  12. She seems to have fallen from power after 12 years co-rule but she had 6 daughters and no male heir when Arkhenaten died who fathered Tutenkamen by his second wife.
    Loved the poem . . . . :) ~ Eddie

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