Poem 55: The Bronze Altar

By Vijay Simhadri


In the waters stood the bronze altar,

It was a place for priests to conjure

Magic and scrolls is what they read,

Verses and hymns is what they said,

The bronze altar was a place of sacrifice,

Anything placating would suffice,

The place was used for ritual offering,

It was where the priest did hymns sing,

Incense burned to his offering

That he did eventually bring.

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