“Indigo Sky Mares” by Laurel Burch. Click HERE for her website.
Whims and spoils of heaven’s toying
take their toll on kings and queens.
Beams of light can be cold comfort
as we flit amongst our kind.
We alight from royal skyrealm;
warm blood pumps through purple hearts.
Respite from our godly duties,
necks entwined amongst the reeds.
What a wonderful image for Valentines Day. I love love love the shades of blue. Trying to link blue to a myth, I learned about Inanna, aka Ishtar.
Inanna is an ancient Mesopotamian goddess associated with love, beauty, sex, war, justice and political power. She was originally worshiped in Sumer under the name “Inanna”, and was later worshipped by the Akkadians, Babylonians, and Assyrians under the name Ishtar. She was known as the “Queen of Heaven” … She was associated with the planet Venus… Her husband was the god Dumuzid (later known as Tammuz.)
The myth of Inanna, the Sumerian goddess of love, and her descent and return from the underworld may date from as early as 4,000 BCE. Inanna entered the underworld bearing the insignias of her rank, including a lapis lazuli necklace and rod.
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