The Statue Grows

The stone unhewn and cold
Becomes a living mould,

Monument to the Battle of the Nation (V├Âlkerschlachtdenkmal), Stra├če des 18. Oktober, 04227 Leipzig, Germany

The more the marble wastes,
The more the statue grows.

From Michelangelo’s sonnet addressed to Vittoria Colonna (translated 1868)

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