A sudden streak of lightening
burst through the open wood shutters
of his studio
its flash hit the sculpture square on
quickly followed by a loud crash of thunder.
The surprise caused the elderly man
to miss-strike with the hammer and chisel.
He saw it pierce and split his skin
and knew there would also be a bruise
Too on edge to sculpt anymore
but the night was still yet young
his old bones groaned at the crouch
as he picked up then shook a layer of dust from
pieces of parchment which lay in a crumple
on the cold stone floor
and, without missing a beat
of wasted time
Leonardo lit more candles
and ‘neath their flickering glow
As soon as I saw the Sunday Whirl words, I knew I wanted to find an artist but because of the word chisel, someone who also did sculpture too. Who better than Leonardo da Vinci. A remarkable genius with so very many talents. Leonardo da Vinci
Shared with Poets United Pantry #101 The Sunday Whirl #59 12 random words. Make a poem with them. This is a lot of fun each week. If you haven’t ever paticipated, please join in.