‘Xerxes’ and Other Poetry by A.R. Harmon The Society February 9, 2016 Beauty, Culture, Human Rights in China, Poetry Xerxes My power does lie In hue of the sky In the refined folds of God’s estate My throne I have carved Of sapphire hard And I crowned it with God’s ark of Jade My hosts of legions Number in millions Like a cloak o’er the land are they spread They march ever on From old Babylon Across bridges they built from the dead So who are these Greeks! The fools who dare seek To turn a God’s tower to rubble Heaven’s against them My reign has no end And my sun rests on wings immortal. Falun Dafa Haiku Still Falun Dafa Lasting flame in darkened land Fierce spark caught in ice All That Was Lost A Chinese medicine man Weeps for the last tree A Kolkata man holds his child’s funeral Beside the last river A Scottish hunter Pierces the last hart A child of cold wonder Watches the last snow fall She strums on the Koto As the final wind Takes the last cherry blossom A.R. Harmon is a traveling writer. She has worked in various locations in Europe and California, and currently resides in New Orleans. Featured Image: “Xerxes I Makes Esther the Jewess His Wife” Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.