Day 12 of  The A to Z  Blogging Challenge

L is for Luxor

Valley of the Kings, Luxor, 1983
Valley of the Kings, Luxor, 1993

Moonlight in Luxor

By Amy L. Bovaird


Body scorched by Aman-ra, Egypt’s Sun God

Hair limp, sand-tousled, skin dust-worn

Lips cracked, wasteland in my throat; camel-breath sigh

Shoulders slumped over, dangling camera

Fists still clenching torn sacks

Molten lead-iron feet refuse to move


Who's this model on the antiquities in Luxor?
A model posing on the antiquities in Luxor?


Small glasses cool hibiscus tea

Rejuvenated, “Let’s go!” I cry, “On to Karnak!”


God-voice, Aman-ra, vibrates powerfully amidst silent Karnak ruins

Riveted, gazes lock on his ancient stone statue

Bathed in light, he speaks to Isis, Moon-Goddess

Clear strong female voice rings out

Floodlights solemnly pass between

Lost in their emotion, we can only listen, mesmerized


Karnak temple bathed in light
Karnak temple bathed in light


Voices carry us through Karnak temple,

Feet obediently follow vibrant god-like utterances

Karnak’s ageless moon lit nature’s dark ceiling…

Our hands, hearts, and spirit find each other

Under Karnak’s moonlit sky,

Our marriage takes place.

Second Honeymoon Luxor, 1997
Second Honeymoon Luxor, 1997

Where did you fall in love? Where did your love story take you? Did you say, “I do,” or did you just know you would? Would you or have you married out of your culture? 

You have just read, “Moonlight in Luxor,” by Amy L. Bovaird. Copyright April 15, 2015. Copyright April 14, 2015. You can see who else is participating in the A to Z Blogging Challenge HERE.

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8 thoughts on “L is for Luxor

  • April 15, 2015 at 5:22 am

    What GREAT pictures! I love seeing those! I didn’t get to go to Luxor in the brief time I was in Egypt.

  • April 15, 2015 at 5:28 am

    Thank you! I couldn’t locate many of the photos from ’93 but I found some at the end from another trip. What a shame you weren’t able to visit Luxor. It’s pretty far from Cairo. We went again shortly after Luxor had been attacked and everything was very inexpensive. There were signs in all the windows saying the people were sorry about the tragedy, sighed “the REAL Egyptian people.”
    Thank you for taking time to read and comment on my post!

  • April 15, 2015 at 7:57 am

    Nice pictures and loved the lines you have written 🙂

  • April 15, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Thank you, Amnol!

  • April 15, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    I have only been to Luxor in a video game, and the resemblance is remarkable! 😉

    Your story about the response by the Egyptian people after the unrest is the kind of personal touch that really makes the story, thank you.

    (Temporarily!) Filling in for Author AJ Lauer at April A-Z Challenge

  • April 15, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Hi Amy, I just saw the trailer to your book and it’s amazing (made me cry when listening to the words from the song – great choice). You are absolutely incredible and I’m so blessed to have connected with you. Thank you ~Steph

  • April 16, 2015 at 3:27 am

    Ha ha! Dan you crack me up!
    Thank you for telling me what you liked best. I love your feedback!
    Come on back…M is for Misahualli (it’ll be fun!)

  • April 16, 2015 at 3:31 am

    Hi Steph,
    You’re right. This song encapsulates what my book is about. My friend, Carrie, helped me choose it. And we can all connect with the song in our own lives.
    Thank you for your comment and kind words!

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