a poem a day by A.J.Rao

Doing death proud

He is dead as proud marble man
Who had left a marbled lady cold.

This lady is dead too ,never born.
She lives in a cold old testament.

The lady is veiled, pure and dead
From a piece of Italian mountain,

Dead as the marble of her maker
Who lost marbles to proud death.

The museum man of last century
Went cold as maker of old things .

All old things go cold as marble,
Making death rather extra proud.


(Veiled Rebecca is a beautiful marble statue ,made by an Italian sculptor Benzoni, based upon her Old Testament character . The statue is found in the Salar Jung Museum in Hyderabad )

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