Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Riddles in the Sand

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.

2 comments:

Mistlethrush said...

What an inspiring photo - thanks.

I hope Caroline's name is shortly to be added to the list of poets writing about the sphinx.

Coastcard said...

The closest thus far is a haiku about a Pharaoh ant!