Beauty is within. It waits to be revealed.
The potter finds the vessel in the clay.
The sculptor frees the figure from the stone.
The block surrenders its shape to the woodcarver’s hands.

Who will bring our beauty into the world,
release us from the coarse-grained granite,
deliver us from the rude marble, like Michelangelo?

Glenn  Donald Hubbard was born in the UK but lives in Madrid. Fluent in Spanish, he is poetic only in English.His poetry has appeared in The Bow-Wow Shop, Snakeskin and The Interpreter’s House and will appear in The High Window, Carillon, Algebra of Owls and Bindweed later in 2017