Tuesday, April 14, 2015

April 14th Poem - Kept



KEPT

Donatello’s “The Lion” is cordoned off from viewers in the National Museum of the Bargello, Florence.

Kept from touch
in some intuitive move,
straight on your stone pedestal
in the Donatello Room.

In some intuitive move,
before your gray mane and eyes,
in the Donatello Room,
as if you miss the sculptor’s hands.

Before your gray mane and eyes,
easy in forgotten grace,
as if you miss the sculptor’s hands
or feel them still in stillness.

Easy in forgotten grace,
straight on your stone pedestal,
as if you miss the sculptor’s hands
kept from touch.




from Singing Magic by Barbara Alfaro
© Barbara Alfaro