Tuesday, September 15, 2009

In His Hand

In his hand
A pencil he to hold
Lines, shadows, delicate
Purposeful and bold
Portrays he grace
A beauty sublime
And gifted we be
By artistry divine.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Studies for Leda and the Swan, c. 1506, Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519.

"Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind."
Leonardo daVinci, Notebooks (c. 1500)

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  1. We have been gifted, indeed, by the artistry of Leonardo. Imagine how much poorer our lives would be if he had never lived. His was a gift; he was a gift. Thank you for this beautiful reminder.

  2. Rose Mare: "gifted we be" indeed. Karen has already said what I wanted to say.

  3. Hi Rose Marie! Not only do I love your poetry, but you are also introducing me to wonderful works of art! Thank you! :)

  4. Hi ROse Marie -

    This poem is a tribute to the beautiful, wondrous talents of the artist. I will honor the sanctity of the union of poem and painting and admire them both from my humble vantage point of vision that you have so lovingly offered.

    Love Gail

  5. Just here catching up on your posts, Rose Marie
    You captured beautifully through your poem the gifted artist Leonardo da Vinci
    Thank you.


  6. How wonderful that your post raised my memory and I remembered this wonderful artist with a heart filled with gratitude and awe...Hugs

  7. Karen, I never tire of da Vinci's seemingly ceaseless revelations.

    Bonnie, Such delights we come to share.

    Rain, So much to discover and appreciate. Our exchange is indeed a delight.

    Gail, How wonderful that we join in the celebration of da Vinci's gifts.

    Margie, May all our gifts be known and shared.

    Bernie, da Vinci's art awakens us all to gratitude.

    THANK YOU ALL for being here.