May 10, 2018 by petrujviljoen
a genie from the lamp of Mnemosyne looming – large, terrible –
a-whimpering I’m a-wishing for the granting of the three wishes:
forgiveness, forgetfulness – peace.
Researching an idea for the prompt for this week’s Ink in Thirds, I was dismayed at what seems like a dreadful bruise (perhaps the marks Zeus left after their nine nights together?) in the shadows in the neck of this painting of Mnemosyne by Rosetti – which reminded me of Shiva who drank the poisoned chalise to save the Universe, which reminded of Jesus on the cross to save the people on earth and so on. So many similarities in stories and myths from many cultures.