The pyramids, then and now


Ancient Egypt splendour
Three towering tombs
Old world wonder
Secrets of the Pharaoh's doom

Machu Picu of the Incas
Lost forgotten civilisation
Wisdom of thousand years
Secrets of our existance

The famed Hindu candis
Of Mataram, Prambanan
The passionate Javanese
Secrets of lost kingdoms

Modern structure, 20th century
Fragile upon Le Louvre
Pei's pyramid in glass and steel
Secrets for our future

Les Pyramides

Egypte ancienne splendeur
Trois tombes imposantes
La merveille du monde
Les secrets du pharaon

Et Le Sphinx monte la garde

Words by ninotaziz
Copyright 2010 © ninotaziz.
All rights reserved.

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Written for Jingle Poetry and and One Shot Wednesday.

25 comments:

  1. Dear Ninotaziz Ma'am,
    The 7 wonders of the world transformed from stones and desert winds to fragile glass and unnerving structures steel all through your delicate treatment. Excellent!

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  2. This is stunningly beautiful, in images and words. SO richly wonderful! And I love the hope of the future in the last stanza. Thank you for an uplifting start to my day. This is wonderful!

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  3. four lovely pictures painted with words... vignettes, if you will... nicely done. Enjoyed these.

    Cheers

    Luke @ WordSalad

    (mine are here-
    http://wp.me/pTeVg-cx
    http://wp.me/pTeVg-cP

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  4. beautiful.. makes me wish I was there.

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  5. fabulous entry,
    Glad to see you share.
    xxx

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  6. Dear Ninotaziz

    What a beautiful way to give tributes to the worlds greatest monuments...

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Twitter: @VerseEveryDay
    Blog: http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com

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  7. Thank you everyone for visiting. I am off to see other odes to monuments. Sherry, I am so glad you saw the vestige of hope I have inserted in the last stanza for our future.

    May it be true.

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  8. nice. lots of mystery in those places....calls to my inner indiana jones...smiles.

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  9. You bring the mystery of these wonderous places to life Ninotaziz....truly lovely and full of hope! :-)

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  10. oh so delicatley beautiful
    and hopeful

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  11. http://thursdaypoetsrallypoetry.wordpress.com/2010/11/08/my-sister-lives-too-far-away/

    awards 4 u...
    Happy Wednesday,
    Hope to see you next Monday at our potluck.
    xxx

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  12. Exactementla merveille du monde!

    you always hit it my dear
    and I agree that teacup keeps us guessing

    Hugs from the Moon

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  13. wow - breath-taking pictures..and woven with adventures

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  14. I've always been fascinated with the history of pyramids...stunning!

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  15. Neat One Shot - isn't it interesting how many different ancient civilizations built pyramids?

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  16. Clever, loose-themed work, truly original. :)

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  17. Ah, the mystery and art of it all! Enjoyed thinking about your words and the images. cheers

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  18. Love the mystery of pyramids... nice imagery here.

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  19. Weaving their way through history your words show us again the wonder and magic of this timeless structure. Thank you, Gay @beachanny

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  20. wonderful poems. monumental! nice job!

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  21. Its great to revisit this again through One Shot... I enjoyed it.

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Twitter: @VerseEveryDay
    Blog: http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com

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  22. Fresh light shed upon old structures... how awesome is that!! They live on, through mud and rock, through steel and glass, and through generations...

    A beautiful tributes to these magnificent monuments, Nino... Kudos!!

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  23. like the "secrets of our future" --great thought to ponder...bkm

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