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~

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What an intriguing Idea I never knew

Posted 7 Years Ago


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we must take great care that our creations do not overtake us

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Your poem is certainly a great description of the story... I think we all fall in love with our fantasies and ideals... I think that is what the statue represented to him.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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The picture goes with this perfectly. I guess we are all
in some way looking for the perfect mate, but is there
such a thing. You captured this beauty within your words.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Amazing poem :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Beauiful. You have put his obsession for the statue in a wonderful way. I've read that Galatea did come to life by the blessing of Aphrodite and he married her. You did a great job describing his immense love for her :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


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This is an extraordinary expression of loving.. wanting.. longing for the one.. And your connection to Pygmalion is perfect. What a beautiful flow and form that brings to life her wonder through your words.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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bhavya, you should know this was a great poerm, with the graphic intel.
the personal desire brings your words to life, the concept brilliant.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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This drew me right in. I felt this one. Very creatively done. A truly awesome write. Very well crafted that you captured the feeling flawlessly...

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AWESOME!

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