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Venus Reluctantly

Venus Reluctantly

written by: Elizabeth Barton

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Languishing, like Venus who had lost her memory,
With no Cupid adoring her, upholding a mirror,
Or winsome beau with scrutinizing brow
Bent forward, to shower her with favours;
She lingers on a couch of wondering,
She spends time in a forest of questions;
There is a map somewhere in wind-tossed leaves,
In slant of afternoon sun, that leads to a path,
The way out of a maze of uncertainty;
There is direction hinted at in time,
In the flicker of leaves in the light,
In the dance of shadows on the forest floor;
Cupid’s arrow points assuringly, a beacon
In a wayward journey upon a restless sea,
And she might find her way home,
Discover lost Venus in her own reflection,
The way a star on water tremulously beckons,
The way night informs her what she has always known.

Elizabeth Barton

Elizabeth Barton

Elizabeth Barton is an artist and poet from New Zealand, with work featured in Pink Plastic House, Fevers of the Mind, Black Bough Poetry’s Rapture and Christmas/Winter Edition 2021 and Vita Brevis Literature, Nothing Divine Dies. A winner of the 2020 White Label Cinq competition, she has a forthcoming poetry collection to be published by Hedgehog Poetry Press. Her art is in private and public collections worldwide, including the V & A Prints Collection, London.
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