Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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UNICORN

Upon seeing the Tapestry
“Lady with the Unicorn”
Musée de Cluny in Paris
woven woodland purity
grace of senses five
virgin’s pet, love’s only
desire, spiraling horn
to cure, clean impurities
Netherland’s stitchery
sewn lovingly 1500 A.D.
records antiquity in detail
Medieval myth beguiled
Mother Mary, triumph
of chastity, even a Christ
child, attracted by fairest
damsels charms, hunter’s
used as bait, entrapment
now extinct, seed destroyed
by evil men, selfish greed.




© Jan G. Otterstrom F. May 17, 2015