Roughly sculpted for Dverse

This is all edges and unfinished surfaces – a quick and dirty poem in response the the prompt at dVerse set by Victoria C Slotto.


It begins.
The tickle of water, receding.
Wave upon wave.
As each subsides
a little more is bared.
Pate, brow, eye sockets.
Cast within iron he
shivers. Breadth of shoulder,
length of back, girth of thigh,
exposed to find
another place.
Same horizon, different sky.
Grains settle between cold toes.
Newly arrived on flooding tide
from worlds away –
dumb, their stories unreachable.
In grim silence sand and iron
Moon call, tide turns.
water returns to cover calves
waist, neck.
He merely stands, feet fixed, head fixed,
eyes fixed while his world of sky
and sea
and sand
swirls around him.
Now he sees it.
Now he doesn’t.

The sculptures I have chosen as inspiration are on the beach at Crosby, Liverpool – Another Place by Antony Gormley. 

About SallyJ

I am a writer and a poet.
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6 Responses to Roughly sculpted for Dverse

  1. Chazinator says:

    I really enjoyed this, especially the way you begin to integrate statue and sea, so that they become fused in a very real, subtle way.

  2. brian miller says:

    how interesting…i guess these show people how deep it is as well…interesting too they are all looking out as well…nice take on this..and thanks for the introduction to the sculptures as well…

  3. claudia says:

    what cool sculptures…never saw something like this before..def. a creative idea..and you captured them so well…gave me shivers with the cold toes…

  4. ‘The tickle of water …’ lovely – makes me want to see it 🙂

  5. I love this! I’ve never heard of this sculpture, it must be something to behold. Your descriptions are so well done.

  6. Blue Flute says:

    Thank you for introducing me to those sculptures! Really cool and I never heard of them before.

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