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Thursday, 8 October 2009

The Pharaohs Sacrifice Themselves Before Her


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File:Goddess nut.jpg





Time is the sweet cheat that unhinged
The Egyptians. The fugitive object

Of desire keeps fleeing, the symbol
Denoting speed in physics must now
Precede any expression of her value.
Algebra of desire yields to total

Calculus of need: instant nothingness
In which there flows an invisible current.
When it flows through the tomb, one is forced
To bow down and worship an obscure,
Mysterious and implacable goddess.





File:La tombe de Horemheb (KV.57) (Vallée des Rois Thèbes ouest) -2.jpg





Goddess Nut, arched protectively over Earth and its inhabitants: photo by Golden Meadows, 2006
Pharaoh Horemheb and goddess Amunet (as an aspect of Hathor): from the Tomb of Horemheb, Valley of the Kings at Thebes: photo by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra, 2002


2 comments:

Lucy in the Sky said...

What cannot be explained by any science, you have put into wonderful words.

TC said...

Lucy,

Yes, I believe that nature and spirit, like the great night sky goddess Nut, comprise an overarching power to which science, were it ever to be relieved of its hubris, might do well to bow down.