• The Sophie - Sapphô by Kim Smiley The Sophie - Sapphô by Kim Smiley

The Sophie

Channel your inner Artemis.

One-of-a-kind breastplate, created by hand
Onex, brass and quartz necklace with gold-plated ring clasp
Bronze lace with chalcedony, tourmaline & jade teardrop

Necklace measures 16" long
Breastplate 4" long and 4" wide

Handmade in Toronto, Canada

Inspired by Homeric Hymn to Artemis
By Sophie Mayer (b. 1978)

You make a good shadow, says Fox.

She's the goddess of what no longer exists,
the myth of the source,
the clean gulp, the enfilade
leading into the cave
and out. She is there, that
moment in the centre
when the walls fall away and your hands
find themselves in prayer, blades of a labrys
folding closed, this life and its mirror.

First published in Joyland Poetry, 2012
Published in Lemniscate (Knives, Forks and Spoons, 2013).

With thanks to editors Angela Rawlings and Alec Newman.