What Pegman Saw: This Warm Place


Thilisi by Sergy Kachanov on Google Maps

This Tiflis, this Thilisi; this warm place.
Where to Tamar once the farmers gave their grain
Where Jason, seeking a golden fleece, a wife did gain
Where the sacred fires of Zarathustra burned
And initiates of the celestial Mithras turned
Where Early Christians planted a wide-armed cross
And later Moslem faith became the political boss
Where armies entered from each cardinal base
sat awhile, and left this Silk Roads’ meeting place;
This is Tiflis, this is Thilisi; this is the warm place.

Written for What Pegman Saw

Wordcount: 82

[The place-name means warm place]






About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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10 Responses to What Pegman Saw: This Warm Place

  1. Violet Lentz says:

    OMG! You outdid even your self on this one Crispina! Absolutely marvelous!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Very cool. One of the things I like best about this prompt is how it shows us new places.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Dale says:

    I’m with Violet. This was outstanding.

    Liked by 1 person

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