a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, February 3, 2013

The Mag 154


Central Library, Manchester, U.K., by Robin Gosnall 
What creations topped the columns
For everyone to see
Could it be angels 
Or is it dragons
Guarding their wordy lair
It could be alien leaders
That often touched our world
Or it could simply be
Beautiful architectural swirls.

18 comments:

the canned quilter said...

Wow how would you like to work off those scaffolds. Never guess I am afraid of heights. Gave me the willies : )

A Quiet Corner said...

Nice tribute to details. When I went to Newport, the architectural flair on the mansions was so ornate...that European influence on the Vanderbilt place!...:)JP

Laurie Kolp said...

Yes, beautiful architectural swirls!

TexWisGirl said...

aliens! definitely!

anthonynorth said...

Art is so often the meanings we see. Great reflections.

McGuffy Ann said...

You did very well here. I have nothing to offer for that photo, and am so disappointed. I hope to next time!

Kathe W. said...

literary angels disguised as aliens? Nicely done!

Berowne said...

The creations atop the columns - are always of interest...

Brian Miller said...

it is interesting the elements of classical architecture...gargoyles to ward off the spirits...i like that you zoomed in on the columns...its fresh..smiles.

Hedgi said...

I like the idea that it's dragons. If I was a dragon my hoard would be a library :) I love it.

Irene said...

Architectural details release our own fantasies and make us aware of all the things we know and have picked up along the way in life. We each are cornucopias of little treasures.

LindaG said...

Or little gremlins, maybe.
Good work, Gail!

Karen S. said...

I'll tell you what it was, a most lovely poem!

Zafaran said...

your poem is as lovely as those architectural elements atop the columns.

Helen said...

My vote goes to little aliens.

Sue said...

I like the way you focused in on the architectural elements. Creative!

=)

Tess Kincaid said...

Lovely macro take on the columns...

~T~ said...

I've always liked columns. Nice!

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