Pygmalion

Pygmalion prose poem

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She gathers her flying hair into a rocky braid, her eyes blow away into fire, soil and air. Her heart bangs drop, one by one, on the road. Her eyelashes melt into wax covering caves floors.
Her stony dress waves over her marble thighs.
She gives back the apple to its bough, puts back the rib to its cage, a lava shoot flows out from furrows. Then she turns to ash, scattering with the wind.
But he burns with love to her.
So, he takes his two hands, a chisel, his tears, and goes into a forest of clay.
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(1) Pygmalion (Greek mythology) is a statue of a woman with whom the sculptor carving her falls in love, but when she was turned to a real woman as he’d wished, love evaporated.

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Fareed K. Ghanem

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I am 58 years old, from eastern Galilee, Israel (Palestine). I studied English literature, psychology and Law at the Hebrew university (Jerusalem). In the last three years, I published three books of which is dedicated to prose poetry. You are invited to visit the Facebook page Shadows of Water, where I publish my prose poems I translate to English.
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ZUZANNA MUSIAL
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Hello, Fareed K. Ghanem

A great story about the Sculpture. I like your poem.
Mythology is a wonderful subject…Thank you…Zuzanna

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Here she gathers her flying hair into rocky curls. Her eyes blow away; fire, soil and air. Her heart bangs drop down, one by one, on the road. Her eyelashes melt into wax covering caves floors. Her stony dress waves