Ralph Waldo Emerson

(1803 - 1882 / Boston / United States)

Painting And Sculpture - Poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The sinful painter drapes his goddess warm,
Because she still is naked, being drest;
The godlike sculptor will not so deform
Beauty, which bones and flesh enough invest.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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