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Damaged Face Sculpture

by Tom Goss

The eyes are empty of stone.
The worn rock is still unlocking curiosity
from the still-breathing.

His eroded nose holds the gesture
of fallen, broken rock
yet its darkness wasn't what
the artist intended:
only a nose-tip de constructed
to spite the long-reaching imagination
of his master's skillful hands.


Author's Note: Please check out my new book! ;)>

Posted on 08/21/2008
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Tom Goss

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 08/21/08 at 04:59 PM

Aptly captures the spirit of all similar stone sculptures Tom. Quite the intellectual as well as visual piece!

Posted by George Hoerner on 08/21/08 at 09:56 PM

Nice write Tom. And as faces creep from stone, marble, wood, or bronze sometimes refect more or less than the artist expected. Well done.

Posted by Olivia Martin on 08/21/08 at 11:36 PM

Great job. The irony here, is you too created a masterpiece of your own stone: words.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 08/23/08 at 12:54 AM

A very meaty piece - I liked that you used the tip of the nose and the phrase "de constructed to spite" - almost as though the statue itself has directed its shape as time passes.

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