Thursday, July 18, 2013

Poet Sculptures

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

Kavi Dalpatram
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


HWY said...

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).

Keri said...

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.