To use bitter words, when kind words are at hand,
Is like picking unripe fruit when the ripe fruit is there.
These tributes to poets have everything from sass (Robert Burns) and bare chests (Juliusz Słowacki) to muses (Mihály Vörösmarty) and looking like death (Anonymous). Understandably, several poets have books or a pen.
Statue of Thiruvalluvar at Kanyakumari
photo by Harismahesh
Monument of Juliusz Słowacki in Warsaw
photo by Szczebrzeszynski
photo by Harshit Gohil
Statue of Mihály Vörösmarty in Bonyhád
Statue of Tajik poet Rudaky in Dushanbe, Tajikistan
photo by Gadi Zafrir
Sappho on the rock of Leucas (1859), by Pierre Loison. North façade, Cour Carrée, Louvre palace, Paris.
photo by Jastrow
Statue of Ferdowsi in Rome
photo by Harlock81
Statue of Anonymous, author of Gesta Hungarorum, in the Vajdahunyad Castle yard, Budapest, Hungary
photo by Andrei Stroe
Statue of Dante Alighieri
by Brazilian sculptor John Turin
photo by Mathieu Bertrand Struck
Statue of Robert Burns
by Frederick Pomeroy from The World's Memorials of Robert Burns by Edward Goodwillie (1911)
Grave of Margot Leonhard
photo by Mutter Erde
Statue of Victor Hugo
by sculptor Jean Boucher, in Candie Gardens, Guernsey
Bust of Rabindranath Tagore in Dejvice
photo by Matěj Baťha
Nice to see all the tributes to poets...even though the world probably hasn't heard of many of them.
My favorite is Anonymous (or, as I think it should be called: The Statue of the Unknown Poet).
Wow! You've combined two of my favorite things in this world: sculpture and poetry. I can't ever seem to wrap my mind around just how sculptors can make stone and rock look like fabric or faces. Thanks for the research you put into creating this post.
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