The Arsonist’s Love

#GiaBPrompt : Wonders of the World

Tamara Naidoo

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Photo by Hazel Aksoy on Unsplash

Herostratus stood before the Temple of Artemis,
in her mind’s eye Artemis relished a memory,
how Herostratus entranced by her immensity
renounced other Goddesses and bowed in fidelity
at the foot of her shrine.

Yet with flames flickering in this dark night,
driven by an unquenchable thirst for life,
Herostratus had set the temple he loved on fire
to shake the Earth with the falling marble columns
and Artemis sighed.

She would have the ruins of the temple remain,
an age-old tribute to man’s destructive nature.

*Inspired by the one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Temple of Artemis, located in (Euphesus) Turkey, Greek mythology and the mystery of Herostratus, the Ancient Greek Arsonist, 4th-century BC.

Gratitude to Suntonu Bhadra for sharing #GiaBPrompt

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Tamara Naidoo

Global-Scale Thinker, an everyday girl in international relations