Thursday, January 3, 2013

Oh...My...Goma!

Oh GOMA!
 How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.


I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
Your box canyon can reach when growing out of sight.


For the ends of Seeing and ideal Space.



I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and movie light.


I love thee freely as they strive for bright:



I love thee purely, as they turn their face.




I love thee with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.


I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints,


- I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life!.... It really is one of my favourite places in the world.

(Apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning for paraphrasing her lovely words but they kept coming into my head as we wandered around the gallery.)

In fact we loved it so much we're going back for more today. How lucky are we to have this glorious building so close by. My friend and I kept waxing lyrical about the views, the spaces and of course the ART! If you are in Brisbania we might see you there.


6 comments:

  1. I'm a little embarrassed to admit that we used that poem in our wedding invites 13 years ago.... love your rendition - looks like a great space! Took mine to the Melbourne Museum yesterday. Public art/museum spaces are awesome!

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  2. This looks like such a fun place to visit- for both kids and adults.
    A great school holiday activity.
    x

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  3. What a wonderful place! You're a poet and don't know it. (sorry)
    xo

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    Amanda xo

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  5. There's a GoMA in Glasgow too, but Brisbane's looks smarter. What a fabulous place!

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