Vanity

Vanity

A Poem by Maxwell Ryder

Get on a pedestal,
Turn into stone,
For all inhabitants
Of Florence and Rome
Your vanity awaits
Its permanent throne.

© 2020 Maxwell Ryder


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Imagine if social media and the internet had existed in those times. Would we have anything but faces and physiques on buildings and in parks? Around where I live, I don’t see many bodies that would resemble art of those times. Seems we’d have either a lot of false art or bodies too heavy for pedestals. Your poem captures the vanity of our time, and it’s not art. Good to read your work again, Maxwell.

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Always good to find a poem from you, posted recently, & here's hoping you'll be posting more soon! This poem & RE's reply bring to mind a comparison between how heroes were worshiped long ago & how it seems everyone is worshiped as heroes (some in their own minds) nowadays. Seems impossible to distinguish between real heroes & those a product of media attention! Too much vanity to get our arms around it all! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago


Imagine if social media and the internet had existed in those times. Would we have anything but faces and physiques on buildings and in parks? Around where I live, I don’t see many bodies that would resemble art of those times. Seems we’d have either a lot of false art or bodies too heavy for pedestals. Your poem captures the vanity of our time, and it’s not art. Good to read your work again, Maxwell.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I haven't been to either Florence or Rome, but maybe one day I will travel there..Yes statues are certainly on show for everyone to see. I wonder who you have in mind here. There are so many vain people you could have addressed this to Maxwell. I love this little piece of brevity. I am forming statues in my mind of a few who would fit the bill. All good wishes.

Chris

Posted 1 Year Ago


Maxwell Ryder

1 Year Ago

Chris!! Lovely to see you. Hope you are well. I just came across all these people with their lithe m.. read more
Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

You know Earl I just knew social media was going to be the inspiration for this. All those posers ou.. read more
Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

My apologies Maxwell in my above response for getting your name wrong. That's creeping old age for y.. read more

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