Friday, April 26, 2013

Leonardo da Vinci

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

Leonardo da Vinci

Seized by passion and a knowing goal
Soaring be this calling, this calling of soul
Within there be a questing command
And so summoned is the artist's hand.

Palette and paint he to hold
Lines, shadows, delicate, purposeful and bold
Portrays he grace and a beauty sublime
And gifted we be by such artistry divine.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

La Scapigliata, Leonardo da Vinci, 1508, Oil on canvas, Galleria Nazionale, Parma.

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