Pygmalion and Galatea

by Thomas Banks (February 2021)

Pygmalion and Galatea, Jean Leon Gerome, 1890


The frigid stone began to warm,
As marble throat and thigh and arm
Grew slowly soft, took color, and
Became new flesh beneath his hand.

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Thomas Banks has taught literature and Latin for many years in Idaho, Montana, and North Carolina, where he currently lives. Other writings of his have appeared in First Things and the St. Austin Review.

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