Leonardo

Sculpture by Leonardo da Vinci

 

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
come morning.

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
proceeded instead
to draw.

~*~

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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

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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.

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Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada and design custom made candles

24 thoughts on “Leonardo”

  1. Great take on those wordle words. You’ve captured a great mind in action, even when things didn’t go his way. Inspiring – and very human at the same time.

    Richard

  2. I love this journey into the past with one of the greats, and fun to think it might be how he went from sculpture to drawing.

  3. When I thought of the wordle words this week, I thought of sculptures (because of chisel) and I had a feeling I’d be in for a treat when I came to visit you. I was not (nor am I ever) disappointed. Loved it! (I, by the way, decided against writing about a sculpture or a sculptor because I actually had done so with last week’s wordle! LOL)

  4. Wonderful vignette you’ve offered us, Bren. I also admire Da Vinci’s artistry and genius, and you brought it to life for us. 🙂

  5. This is a great contribution, Bren. I love it! You brought da Vinci to life this week. It was nice to see him at work in his studio on this fine Sunday in 2012. 😉

  6. Amazing! I especially like:

    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

  7. I enjoyed this, Bren. It made me smile to think of him turning from sculpting to drawing during a thunderstorm. I am a Leonardo da Vinci fan as well. An artist, a sculptor, a scientist, an inventor. Definitely a man ahead of his time.

    (As far as your comment in my blog: texting IS illegal here. One can be fined. But do you think that stops people? Nope. Scares me. I see it often.)

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