The Angel of Grafton Street

Angel of Grafton Street, Dublin, Ireland

On Grafton Street in white and gold,
with regal wings and upturned palms,
a painted statue is ignored by most.

Two lads approach, coins in hand,
not really seeing her.

She comes to life and startles both,
yet cheers their weary souls.

Angel of Grafton Street Dublin Ireland


   In response to the Gargleblaster challenge, I had 42 words to answer “Do you see her much?” I wrote about when this living statue brought a bit of magic to a tiring afternoon in Dublin.

About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days (and beyond), and writing my memoirs. My book: Timid No More.

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34 Responses to The Angel of Grafton Street

  1. Shailaja V says:

    Oh this was nice! I thought she looked a little like a woman posing and anticipated that she would move. Good touch 🙂

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  2. Mridubala says:

    Wow! Good one…I see hope!
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  3. AZ Gringa says:

    Nice! I love your originality and warmth. 🙂
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  5. I’ve been loving your takes on the prompts.
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  6. Jen says:

    How original! And heartwarming… and a little scary too. Love this one
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  7. JannaTWrites says:

    These “statues” are good at what they do. We saw several while visiting New Orleans a couple years ago that seemed so real! Love the photo of the two boys and the angel smiling.
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  8. howanxious says:

    Such a playful write. Very nicely done. 🙂

  9. Sue says:

    I thought I left a comment earlier — enjoyed this very much

  10. Gina says:

    I am a total sucker for those! Glad to see those two enjoying the fun!!!
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  11. Christine says:

    Ha! That’s priceless, that moment of surprise! Really neat subject for this prompt, Marcy – thanks for linking it up!
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  12. Tam says:

    Beautiful! I love your unique perspective on the prompt. You have a real knack for encapsulating a special moment in just a few words.
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  13. Larks says:

    I always wonder how those living statue people do it. I think the moment I even attempted such a feat, I would get an uncontrollable itch, you know?
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  14. Atreyee says:

    A beautifully warm take on the prompt-loved it:-)

  15. De Jackson says:

    Love the use of rhyme here.
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  16. Lovely piece. I’m glad they were approaching with money and not menaces. Street artists must have such a rough time.

  17. Great poem! I’ve always wondered what inspires people to be street statues. And how long does it take them to wash the paint off their faces at the end of the day? A well earned dollar, that’s for sure.
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