winter trees incline
a wall disappearing
thru air, a sea of time
between plaster and eternity
new grace and cold Hades
the fervent diver
hung in the museum
next to a fire extinguisher
still but for sunmote, featherfall
and the long rectangle of metaphor.
The Tomb of the Diver is an archaeological monument, built in about 470 BCE and found by the Italian archaeologist Mario Napoli on 3 June 1968 during his excavation of a small necropolis about 1.5 km south of the Greek city of Paestum in Magna Graecia, in what is now southern Italy. The tomb is now displayed in the museum at Paestum. This wonderful image forms to the inside top of a tomb for a young man of an aristocratic family living in Hellenistic Southern Italy.
And since we’re talking eternity, here’s J.S Bach’s English Suites – played by Murray Perahia (sorry, just skip the ads – something new from Youtube 😶).