Song of the Statue by Rainer Maria Rilke (4th December, 1875 – 29th December, 1926)
Who so loveth me that he
Will give his precious life for me?
I shall be set free from the stone
If some one drowns for me in the sea,
I shall have life, life of my own,—
For life I ache.
I long for the singing blood,
The stone is so still and cold.
I dream of life, life is good.
Will no one love me and be bold
And me awake?
Orpheus by Antonio Canova (1st November, 1757 – 13th October, 1822)