Friday, April 29, 2016

Oh My Queen

Oh My Queen

They took you away
in the back of a low car,
then in drafty trains,
you stuffed among them
in the effluvia they left
for you to swallow.

I did nothing then
nor can I do anything
in the time I have
left to me. My God,
I shall dive into the hole
left in my own heart.

‎June ‎18, ‎2011 3:32 PM

Images of The Rape of Persephone by Bernini.


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    1. Imagine being Bernini focussing and slaving over Persephone, sticking his tools in all sorts of places as was required of him to complete this work.

      For that matter, he spent just as much time with Hades.

      Marble is relatively workable, part of why marble is the statue medium of choice for this sort of work. Imagine breathing the marble dust day after day and also getting it in one's eyes. That is normal punishment for a sculptor in marble.

  2. it always amazes me that anything so relatively inflexible seeming as marble can be made, in the right hands, to appear as pliable and flexible as flesh. Good art--of whatever sort--transcends the medium, doesnt it.


The chicken crossed the road. That's poultry in motion.

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