Barbara Spring

Hieros Gamos

On their way to Egypt
two lions bound in the dark
across level Earth,
maned lion and lioness.

They carry desert
Nile and fertile delta.
They carry the royal sphinx.

Inside of them are the sun
and the darkness
of Africa.

Inside of them are the
four directions
and the center.


The 2River View, 4.3 (Spring 2000)