In lustrous beams that glow and flow
I bear the light to brighten night
with streaming rays
(so unlike my brother’s sun displays)
that silvers tracks in woodland parks
where fairies dance and foxes bark
to echoes of my glistening songs
that travel here and float along–
Listen, do you hear me sing?
Watch for me, as my stag I’ll bring
and hope to women in childbirth scared
now my radiance aired, my light is shared
I love this statue that stands at the top of the Great Stair Hall at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The statue once stood on the tower of Madison Square Garden (installed in 1893). It has been at the museum since 1932. In 2013-2-14, museum conservators repaired and restored her original gold leaf finish.
This poem is for Secret Keeper’s Weekly Writing Prompt
The words were: Song/Rays/Lead/Track/Scare