Pygmalion

Pygmalion

A Poem by Bhavya Kaushik

† Pygmalion*†

(*Pygmalion was a Greek sculptor who made an ivory statue representing his ideal of womanhood and then fell in love with his own creation, which he named Galatea; He used to think about Galatea every single moment of his life, for what will happen if she will ever turn alive.)



I’m running into circles all around you,

Never knew that reaching you would be so hard.

But I’m not giving up to it so easily now,

I’m trying it one more time right from the start.





I know a day will come when I will see you alive,

When I will tell you how beautiful you are.

When all the walls and barriers will vanish,

And you would be here with me, not so much far.





You are so perfect and totally untouched,

Not merely a superlatively crafted ivory sculpture.

Whereas I’m just your another admirer,

With your image in my heart which is half ruptured
.






© 2010 Bhavya Kaushik



Author's Note

Bhavya Kaushik
Pygmalion has always been a play which always fascinated me, so I guess writing something about it, is very obvious. This poem is basically a part of a collection of my poems on which I was working a while back...

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Galatea has always captured my imagination as Pygmalion did yours~ for me the dream scape musings centered around her~ what if she were to become blood and flesh~ would he view her anymore as pure~ or would the mere fact of her beating heart pumping bood through her body turn him off~ and would she be resentful~ would she become steel . . . . I wrote a poem round about this back at University for eng. lit.~ I still have it in my wooden chest~ I'll have to dig it out~
anyhow~ fascinating poem around a fascinating tale~ engaging and one to stir the imagination~

Posted 7 Years Ago


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The pygmalion is embodiment of God's real attribute. As He loves His creation so also Pygmalian does. We as a creator love our own creation. We circle around our desires to fulfill it until and unless it is done. Very nicely you draw a picture of this restlessness in the very beginning...

I’m running into circles all around you,
Never knew that reaching you would be so hard.
But I’m not giving up to it so easily now,
I’m trying it one more time right from the start."

More and more times our desire increases at length and we keep persueing.To achieve our desired goal we hanker after at madness's cost to see the one alive in front of our eyes. Hopefully we get it by removing all the hidden masks on it..

"I know a day will come when I will see you alive,
When I will tell you how beautiful you are.
When all the walls and barriers will vanish,
And you would be here with me, not so much far."


And the result of this long lasting effort comes true as a beautiful master-piece worthy to woo it..totally untouched..so fair..so new..

"You are so perfect and totally untouched,
Not merely a superlatively crafted ivory sculpture.
Whereas I’m just your another admirer,
With your image in my heart which is half ruptured."

Thus this piece of writing captures our attention with newness matter and manner employed by the poetess to accomplish her task.
Hope this will serve a nice motivation for more worthy writings. Please do favour me by going through my work.
Thanks.. Have a good day!
HAPPY DIWALI.......
-M.A.Rathore

Posted 3 Years Ago


i never read pygmalion but it must've been such great torment to not be able to possess the 'woman' he fell in love with. you did an excellent job getting into the mind of the sculptor. great job.

Posted 5 Years Ago


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This is utterly amazing! I love the emotions in this

Posted 6 Years Ago


This is simply astouding! Love this write

Posted 7 Years Ago


I love the concept of rendering poetry from that of the past. You pieced it together perfectly. Its very inviting a great read. great job

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Galatea has always captured my imagination as Pygmalion did yours~ for me the dream scape musings centered around her~ what if she were to become blood and flesh~ would he view her anymore as pure~ or would the mere fact of her beating heart pumping bood through her body turn him off~ and would she be resentful~ would she become steel . . . . I wrote a poem round about this back at University for eng. lit.~ I still have it in my wooden chest~ I'll have to dig it out~
anyhow~ fascinating poem around a fascinating tale~ engaging and one to stir the imagination~

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Your choice of the theme fascinated me….
I liked it soooooo….
Much…..
Seems that you are a good reader….
Very creative……




Posted 7 Years Ago


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Ahhh....love. So complicated and yet so addicting. it can put you on such an edge waiting for it, especially physically. I loved it and lovesd how it was similar and tied in well with the actual pygmalion myth. very well written love ;).

Posted 7 Years Ago


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like this poem very much..the first two lines were great....also..it's fascinating to know this sort of thing...

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