A word, a brush stroke, sound and light known
The marks, the creations of Beauty shown
Hands and heart in grandeur be
In the music, art and love brought to me
With gratitude and grace
Moment now and memory I trace
And here I willingly stand
In Beauty’s reign and command.
Rose Marie Raccioppi
"Clodion (Claude Michel): Minerva (1975.312.6)". In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/neoc_1/ho_1975.312.6.htm (October 2006)
Minerva was the Roman name of Greek goddess Athena. She was considered to be the virgin goddess of warriors, poetry, art, medicine, wisdom, commerce, crafts, and the inventor of music.