Playing On The Ceiling

Conservators in London pose for a photo Thursday, March 30, as they promote the restoration project of the Painted Hall ceiling at the Old Royal Naval College. Over the next two years, conservators will work on the ceiling, which was painted between 1707 and 1726 by artist James Thornhill.

The pattern of play

encircles, gathers all in

to look up and ponder

 

The splendour, beauty, skill

enlarged for where it is

 

Seemingly revolves

as eyes follow shapes around,

mimicking bigger revolutions

 

Praise of that above

that which is so hard to explain

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