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  • “Why Is That Gargoyle Smiling?”

    Posted by David Foster on March 11th, 2010 (All posts by )

    Since we seem to have quite a few poetry lovers here…check out this unlikely and beautiful poem by Jeff Sypeck.


    3 Responses to ““Why Is That Gargoyle Smiling?””

    1. Tatyana Says:

      What do you mean, “unlikely”? You don’t believe that gargoyles will turn into a dragon once the walls crumble?

      Than why do you think they are smiling?

    2. david foster Says:

      “Unlikey” as in, an extraordiarily creative mixture of ideas and images.

      I certainly didn’t mean to suggest that it’s unlikely that lizards turn into gargoyles..or that it’s unlikely for gargoyles to turn into dragons. Once these transitions are suggested, then their truth becomes self-evident, as with so many other things..

    3. Tatyana Says:

      A new usage for me; I always limited “unlikely” to mean “improbable”.
      Live and learn, every day. Tnks, David.

      The poem is very much in style (and belief) with its medieval imagery. Not of the original kind, maybe more with Pre-Raphaelites.