“Sherman Led by Victory”

Is a St. Gaudens statue,

A cast-bronze allegory.

With Victory as a woman

Pulling his horse’s bridle

Out of a sculptor’s stable.

Leading him off the pedestal

Into a bronze fable.

I used to think Sherman

A beautiful buffoon.

But the dark sincerity

Of angel and warrior

Has laid its hands on me.

In the end She always wins.

Here a bronze beauty

Cast by St. Gaudens.