The Megalithic Cenotaph
I dream the Megalithic Cenotaph
An edifice of unknown proportions and size
An edifice of serene contemplation prize
An edifice of sublime meditation prize
Building domes of immense diameter and rise
Building columns uncountable thick and high
Escher stairways through the building towards the sky
Stained glass archways never end keystones seem to fly
For a Cenotaph so astounding how many had to die?
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Étienne-Louis Boullée proposed a cenotaph for Isaac Newton, The building itself was to be immense 150 m (500 ft) tall sphere, taller than the Great Pyramids of Giza encompassed by two large barriers circled by hundreds of cypress trees. Though the structure was never built, This was my inspiration for the poem.