Sunday, September 27, 2009

Fine Art


FINE ART
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Why do I look skyward
as if an accumulation of deities
await my prayers?
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A cherub here, an archangel there,
when I catch sight of them
they are tucked into a Sistine heaven.
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It's the art of the Renaissance
that forms my point of view.
God pointing his finger at a burly Adam
catches my breath.
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Useless to me are tattered bibles
tucked away in drawers,
or progressions of thou shalt not,
etched in stone.
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Parade before me sumptuous seraphs,
garments edged in gold,
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saints pierced by poetry,
to hold my hand
as I walk through paradise.
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12 comments:

Gaston Studio said...

Reneaissance art is so full and bold, isn't it? No wonder you get wrapped up in its trappings.

Lyn said...

Hi Jane-
Thanks...I rarely know where my beginning phrase comes from...I generally just like the sound of words in my head... love poetry because it leads me on a journey I may not have known existed!

Jeane said...

indeed! beautifully said!

Lyn said...

Hi Jeane-
That is so nice...Thanks!!

Derrick said...

Oooo Lyn, that's good!

Far better to raise our faces heavenward and glory in the sights!

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
Thank you so much..you put it so well!!

FireLight said...

Lyn, I am requesting permission to copy this down and tuck into an art book.....featuring the work of Michangelo! Very well said...
indeed.

Lyn said...

Hi FireLight-
That's very nice of you..I will just ask you to include the poet's name..ME! Thank you !!

A Cuban In London said...

Saints pierced by poetry. There's a vision to behold.

Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Lyn said...

Greetings to a Cuban-
Anybody can be pierced by arrows..but poetry? That's why we write!!
Thanks...

Deedee said...

I loved this! It is my way to look for the "shalls" in spirituality, rather than the "shall nots". I believe faith should be lifting your eyes into the hills, and not staring at prison bars.

Lyn said...

Hi Deedee-
Thank you! As they say, the caged bird may sing, but it can't fly...

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