Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, ON THE STATUE OF LORD BYRON (1), by CHARLES TENNYSON TURNER



Poetry Explorer

Classic and Contemporary Poetry

ON THE STATUE OF LORD BYRON (1), by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis strange that I, who haply might have met
Last Line: So still, so calm, so purely beautiful!
Subject(s): Byron, George Gordon, Lord (1788-1824); Poetry & Poets; Statues; Thorvaldsen, Bertel (1770-1844); Byron, George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron; Thorwaldsen, Bertel


BY THOR WALDSEN, IN TRINITY COLLEGE LIBRARY, CAMBRIDGE

'Tis strange that I, who haply might have met
Thy living self - who sought to hide the flaws
In thy great fame, and, though I ne'er had set
Eyes on thee, heard thee singing without pause,
And long'd to see thee, should, alas! detect
The Thyrza-sorrow first on sculptured brows,
And know thee best in marble! Fate allows
But this poor intercourse; high and erect
Thou hold'st thy head, whose forward glance beholds
All forms that throng this learned vestibule;
Women and men, and boys and girls from school,
Who gaze with admiration all uncheck'd
On thy proud lips, and garment's moveless folds,
So still, so calm, so purely beautiful!





Other Poems of Interest...



Home: PoetryExplorer.net