Views on Vesuvius


Your eye follows her shrouded curve,

and your imagination completes the ascent.

If you have never seen her forms in full,

for that revelation you will restlessly wait.

Even if you have seen her again and again,

still you will play the game of hide and seek.

Eternal lover, always like a child,

never will the mystery dull you.

And even when you have pierced

the last veil and tasted the sacred nectar,

even when your bliss has become complete,

still you will make believe what it would be like

not to know,

and a new mystery you will create.


See more of my photos of Naples and Ischia here.



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