A Poem by odinroark

Author: odinroark
Created: April 06, 2017 at 08:35 pm
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: General/Other | Free Verse | General/Other
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Sculptures Live  


Sculptures Live
by Odin Roark

It stands in a museum
where unlimited art
awaits your approach,
your stopping,
your willingness.

So often,
it patiently bides its time,
knowing frequently
you’re concerned more
with who’s watching you
watching the intricacy of labor
as its illumination
lures you its way.

A sculpture’s nourishment
comes in many forms;
a child’s giggle,
a teen’s lean into the details,
the commitment of the viewing bench.

The sit,
the quiet sigh,
the acceptance of creative enchantment.

Your eyes provide the means,
your imagination the transport,
your subtle nod the reward.

The sculpture knows well
the containment of joy.
Always aware.
Always with gratitude.

The chaperon of light and shadow
senses how grateful your envisioning
of chisel and mallet giving birth,
a representation of life,
a sculptor’s commitment to discovery.

How rapturous and intimate such moments
when sculpture and illumination make love for us.

© odinroark - all rights reserved

Author Notes

With sculptures today often created in the abstract, how personal the impact of ancient artistry can be. (sculpture by Phidias)

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Comments & Reviews ( X 1)

May 17, 2017
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Museum worthy
I found out something new today...chaperon is acceptable as a spelling for chaperone.

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