Tuesday, April 5, 2016
April, National Poetry Month 2016
Aprii is National Poetry Month, A Tribute to Leodardo da Vinci,
Artistry in Poetic Dialogue, by Rose Marie Raccioppi, Poet Laureate,
is now on exhibit at the Orangeburg Library,
20 S. Greenish Rd. Orangeburg, NY
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci
In Celebration of his birth April 15, 1452
his gifts eternal
"Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art."
Leonardo Da Vinci
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
Orangetown, New York
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, April 15, 1452 ~ May 2, 1519, an Italian polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer. Leonardo is known as the archetype of the Renaissance man, a man whose curiosity was equaled only by his powers of invention. Indeed one of the greatest artists of all time and perhaps the most diversely gifted person ever to have lived.
Self-portrait in red chalk, circa 1512 to 1515
Royal Library of Turin.