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Charles Ghigna - Father Goose®

the author of more than 100 award-winning books from Random House, Disney, Hyperion, Time Inc.,

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The Veiled Nun

The eyes of the artist
unearthed you,
saw through

your maiden marble,
carved you out
of your cold stone,

set you here
for us who come
to see through your white eyes

that hide behind a solid veil
that holds our sight
inside your maker’s hands.

"The Veiled Nun" was inspired by the marble sculpture
of the same name by Giuseppe Croft (c. 1860)
that appears in the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.
It was written during my summer residency at the Kennedy Center.

©Charles Ghigna

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