Monday, April 14, 2014

Permanence of the flying buttress

A mechanism must be in place
for an arch to collapse
in both masonry time and space
then failure will perhaps

Occur because hinges form
allowing the arch to fold
the arch’s fate is torn
before it even gets too old.

But a gothic flying buttress
has no such possible way
for arch collapse to fret us
no mechanism any day

No hinge can ever work
it simply isn’t able
for flying buttress to lurch
is the stuff of fable.

A flying buttress can only fall
from a direct lightning hit
or settling underneath it all
perfect design, sums up it.

No comments:

Post a Comment