I stumbled across this Sphinx in the sand at Newgale in Pembrokeshire some days ago. There was also a rather fine pyramid. Both works of art were about to fall victim to the sea as it raced up the beach.
I couldn't help thinking of Ozymandias ...
I was also curious to discover how many poems I could call to mind concerning both the sphinx of Egypt and the sphinx of Oedipus and Theban mythology.
Oscar Wilde, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Sophocles come immediately to mind.
Nelson, Neptune and Britannia at Greenwich
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