Elizabeth Pols Palmyra oil on panel
Palmyra: A speck upon a Ball
2018
oil on panel
20" x 11"

Temple Baal Shamin, Palmyra, since destroyed by IS.
with references to Emily Dickinson's #633

I saw no Way – The Heavens were stitched –
I felt the Columns close –
The Earth reversed her Hemispheres –
I touched the Universe –

And back it slid - and I alone –
A speck upon a Ball –
Went out upon the Circumference –
Beyond the Dip of Bell –
Palmyra
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