Monday, July 25, 2011
L’Égérie (The Muse)
L’Égérie (The Muse) it said
On a plastic plaque beside the work.
I looked at it (a long time)
But felt no echo in my mind
No similarity with mine.
How could this angular thing inspire?
This flat, red multiple thing
With extra heads, but lacking arms
And charms. (I could not see.)
Perhaps sculptors need a driving force
More pointed (or with razor's edge)
To guide their hands, their hammers
Or their welding torches.
We of the Word need gentler touch.
I visited the annual sculpture show at Leicester Univerity botanic gardens yesterday and this was one of the works. Called L’Égérie (The Muse) by Laurence Ambrose. I can't see anything like my own muse in this at all. But I guess every muse is dfferent.
What does everyone else think?