Venera 9 Revisited

The Leconfield Aphrodite. Petworth House, Sussex.


But her reality is something beautifully unexpected,
round and regular as the goddess herself
surprised at her bath.

Poem posted in its entirety here.

Image found in
Jenkins, Ian and Geoffrey B. Waywell. Sculptors and Sculpture of Caria and the Dodecanese. British Museum Press, 1997. Fig 154.

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