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BRIAN & ANGELA

MUSEUMS IN SIX STANZAS !

 

 

RUSSIAN STATE MUSEUM ~ ST PETERSBURG ~ RUSSIA

 

GLASS CASES ~ filled with antique artifacts

Each one a treasure ~ neatly labelled 

Dated and stated ~ antiquated 

The facts are true ~ or perhaps they\'re fabled ?

 

Shards of exquisite pottery

Assembled ~ glued into a Greek amphora

Would Socrates its form & function verify ?

Or Plato recognise its aura ?

 

CHILDREN look bored ~ as case by case they pause  

Only the daggers and the swords entrall

The weapons ~ that speak of distant wars

The wars that deskbound Generals  never saw !

 

The Mummies bound in their sarcophagi

Lie motionless another thousand years

Forgotten as each decade passes by

The \"Mummy\'s Curse\" embodies all our fears !

 

Suits of Armour ~ Paintings by the score

Are side by side with sculptures ~ marble wrought

In cases in the basement ~ there are more

And year on year some new Antiques are bought !

 

 MUSEUMS ~ antiquarians delight

The provenance of each item researched

Sometimes they ~ don\'t even get it right  

So they resign ~ their expertise besmirched !

 

Thanks for reading ~ comments welcome ~ Love BRIAN XOX

 

I love Museums ~ especially on holiday in another  Country !