Veiled

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The Veiled Virgin is a Carrara marble statue carved in Rome by Italian sculptor Giovanni Stazza in the early 1850’s

 

A block of stone
a hammer and chisel
endless crystal beads
fallen from the brow
days and nights
driven by passion
an envisioned creation
some pain, some magic
the surgical blows
and some million chips later
His work emerged
veiled from all eyes but his,
and whose soul, one day
only those eyes would see.

And yet when he sees you,
in ignorance
of the credibility
of the prophecy
that time held
in its secret folds
you continue to whisper
from beneath
that veiled shield –
‘I am just a stone,
no heart, no soul,
turn back and go
don’t waste
your time on me’.

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Vidur
25June16

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Author: vidur sahdev

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