Pygmalion and Galatea, a poem by Robert A. Sieczkiewicz

z-Jean Leon GeromePygmalion and GalateaJean Leon Gerome, Pygmalion and Galatea (1890)

Pygmalion and Galatea

Marble before him was without error
Hammer and chisel moved with affection
Carefully attending the stone’s cipher
Soon to be his woman of perfection

Pygmalion prayed to Aphrodite
His desire was not for golden treasure
Gave overt sign she heard his earnest plea
He soon felt a sense of warming pleasure

Embracing his statute its warmth he felt
Confused wondering if could be real
Touching her satin skin he quickly knelt
Before him stood a majestic angel

Praised Aphrodite for changing his life
Pygmalion happy with his new wife


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Husband, Father, Grandfather, Lover of all beautiful things. I love to read and write poetry. My favorite hangouts are libraries and museums and yet I love being outdoors. I am a dreamer of things that could be.

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