Paphia’s Pearls – excerpt from “The Seed”

Paphia’s Pearls

The Pearls of Aphrodite, Herbert James Draper (1863 – 22 September 1920)

The Pearls of Aphrodite,
Herbert James Draper (1863 – 22 September 1920)

How be She unclad
If clothed
In the raiment of our devotion?
Veiled in mystery
Kept in secrecy
Yet disclosed, a master
Generous without equal?
In Her hand,
A mirror, silver and ornate
Forgiveness
Reflecting our precious Moon
In Her hair,
an ivory comb
The humility compelled by respect
Upon Her neck,
Pearls in seven rows, Virtues
Each a Poet,
A Saint,
A Feast,
A memory made from bits of sea
Aretic ideals
Beauty’s Knights

The pearl necklace that hung around the neck of statues of Paphia represent the Virtues exemplified by various Poets and Saints of Cyprianism.

 

 

Paphia in Pearls (and Cyprian Mermaid Shift) photo by Don Spiro

Paphia in Pearls
(and Cyprian Mermaid Shift)
photo by Don Spiro

Her Pearls photo by Don Spiro

Her Pearls
photo by Don Spiro

About FV Everleigh

FV Everleigh is a writer and producer living in Las Vegas. Current works include a cocktail book, a crime/romance novel with screenplay , a deck of "revelation cards" and a children's book. He is married to international burlesque star and founder of "Pussy Confidence" Michelle L’amour, with whom he co-founded the international literary salon BARE Book Club in 2009.
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