Galatea Won't Be Reformed

Galatea Won't Be Reformed

A Poem by Pryde Foltz
"

the muses refused the sculptor's call moulding hands lost the touch now they can only maim and destroy

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Galatea Won't Be Reformed





the muses refused the sculptor's call

moulding hands lost the touch

now they can only maim and destroy


give over to unseen forces

wait for them to deliver

in the erratic glow

of a shattered lantern

an air-borne debris waltz


in jagged shafts of light

Brownian particles

struggle to create

through interpretive dance

and staticky smoke signals


it was this way, or vice-versa

chattering indecision and bickering

they can’t seem to agree

but like Pygmalion

they miss the fair lady

you once were

in Never-Never Land

you have grown up

be it with organic earth

prayers or pixie dust

Galatea won’t be reformed

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What I have taken out of this poem, is a view on how some aspects of patriarchy gets restrictive at times. The reference of Pygmalion creating Galatea is just like a woman being formed in a world where men made the rules. Times have changed, and women are an equally substantial players in our world and society.

The Peter Pan reference perhaps hits to the men who bear that old strict patriarchal view of society. That we have come into a different society, and have left the old society back. That we have grown, and we must act like a grown one.

Although, Pygmalion is a positive character in Greek mythology and is exemplary in love, as he loved his creation. Aphrodite was impressed and she brought Galatea to life. Galatea was so perfect in her semblance she wouldn't need any reform. Your poem gave the tale a different flavor.

Thanks for sharing, Pryde. It's good to read you again, after years.

Akshay

Posted 6 Days Ago


dear Pryde... I have observed life as a child, and as a woman...
I have lived my life as a woman who can understand every aspect
of a woman's desire, therefor I can understand and console with
her joy and her sorrow. Men are a beautiful sculpture that remains
a mystery... and perhaps... men feel that we are a mystery to them.
It is the ultimate design. gently, Pat


Posted 4 Months Ago


It reads, almost like a diagnosis to the reader, telling and without sentiment, well done, good read.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Pryde Foltz

5 Months Ago

Thank you so much, Thomas. I hope you are keeping well this challenging springtime.
Perhaps the attitude is I am who I am but please, don't mess with me! Was said by man or woman (can't recall) that a woman's strength is in her femininity BUT and AND should not be undervalued.

' the fair lady .. - you once were - in Never-Never Land - you have grown up - be it with organic earth - prayers or pixie dust = Galatea won’t be reformed. '

Our past is carried with us, we learn from it, we turn our backs or turn to stone. There's choice and thereby freedom or - living in silent obedience. I could never be silent.. as proved. Thank you for such fine writing and for posting it.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Pryde Foltz

5 Months Ago

A fine diagnosis. Thank you, emma:)
emmajoy

5 Months Ago

Your post is a loaded one, interesting, emotiona 0 and more.

Thank YOU. Keep smili.. read more
your poetry always sends me a-googling .. to learn new things .. Galatea (she who is milky white) ... in the form of Falconet's sculpture, it certainly reflects purity and beauty ..a rejoicing in women's bodies without shame in in saying so ... sullied by time and pollution her innocence now corrupted (love the Brownian Motion) .. sad and difficult for me to agree never she will be formed anew ... i am a foolish optimist .. and i think women are better companions and human by far ;) so enjoyed reading dear friend!

Posted 6 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

6 Months Ago

well ... as a say .. i am the aggravating optimist ;) and she re-formed for sure .. now as to which .. read more
Pryde Foltz

5 Months Ago

That's me ... the spreader of happy befuddlement:) Hope you are keeping well this tumultuous spring:.. read more
Einstein Noodle

5 Months Ago

:)))))))))))) i am dear one! feeling pretty sparky .. i have been building Norma a raised garden bed.. read more
An awesome sublime poem! As a science over I liked how you added the Brownian motion , that has a brill effect on this ponderable muse. Kudos.

Pls Pleez do read and comment on my newest poem too.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Pryde Foltz

6 Months Ago

Thank you, I will see what I can do:)
All "creatives" have those times. The ebb and flow, the tick and tock of the timely clock. It's noteworthy only to those that can relate. That's what we find hard at times. What is left to "relate" to? A never-ending fractal universe unfolds and all is changing yet ever the same and to see this is to comprehend a smidgen of the infinite. What remains after that except hammered repetition?

Posted 7 Months Ago


Pryde Foltz

6 Months Ago

The energy the binds and breaks down the form, I suppose. The trick is remembering it is there. Than.. read more
Beautiful artwork of you and wonderful words shared dear Pryde. I hope you are doing well. Having some fun and enjoying your life. Thank you for sharing your outstanding poetry my dear friend.
Coyote

Posted 7 Months Ago


Pryde Foltz

6 Months Ago

Thank you, John:)
Coyote Poetry

6 Months Ago

You are welcome dear Pryde.
I love the mythology & classic film blend. Beautiful work.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Pryde Foltz

7 Months Ago

Thank you, Jennifer:)
The reason for MGTOW I guess. I don't mind feminists, but they seem to have lost that fair lady persona into a less attractive personality for me lately. Interesting concept, Pryde.

I hope I'm not wrong. Apologies to you if I am. :)

Posted 7 Months Ago


Pryde Foltz

7 Months Ago

I think at the heart of positive feminism, which gets very little play in the media, is equality, li.. read more
Einstein Noodle

6 Months Ago

well said Pryde! :)
 Relic

6 Months Ago

Ah, you're just on here to look at Pryde's pretty face, Einstein. haha :)

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