Tim Baynes: THE HOUSE OF THESEUS

Amathus_a_temple_was_built_to_aphro

The afternoon sun still high,
Burning rock, soil and stone bright orange
Thorn bush and the sky blue counter point

Occasional interruptions, figures float across the landscape.

Whose was this house?
A Pro-consul’s? The highest citizen of Paphos?

The courtyard with its rich mosaics signal greatness
All Greek stories are represented here,
Time and temperature cannot change their beauty.

Snatches of conversation drift across in the heat
"Er look at that"
"Yeah, it’s clever"

We are all smitten in by the grace of this Roman home,
In ruins yet still great.

By Tim Baynes

Links Travel stories and drawing journal  http://timbaynes.spaces.live.com
Art, drawing and paintings  http://www.timbaynesart.co.uk

Tell us about your travel/sketching adventures…
 

Print it in Moleskine MSK format
This entry was posted in Arts & Culture. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.

I accept Privacy policy and Terms of use