To Paint Like Michelangelo

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He was but a poor poet

his heart full of longing

muses often played with his heart strings

and emotions swirled through his mind


he wrote poem after poem

sometimes satisfied, sometimes not

he heard in his mind

the beautiful songs that his muses sang


but often he felt something missing

and then he would say

I want to paint like Michelangelo

to make a canvas come alive


and it was a dear friend

who took him to see

some of Michelangelo’s paintings

and the poet stood and admired


he sighed and said once more

I want to paint like Michelangelo

to create with colors

to make them flow


and his friend smiled and he said

dear poet what is it that you see?

and the poet thought but a moment

and great wonders he did see


while his muses whispered in his ears

he told his friend the secrets of the years

how the scene in the painting

showed the wisdom of the ages


he told him about the brilliant colors

that were depicted there

about the master who had created this work

and how much he admired Michelangelo


and when he was done

he had written a poem

that made the soul so full of emotion

that had created in words what the painter created on canvas


and his friend nodded and smiled

at the wonder in the poet’s eyes

you see you have painted like Michelangelo

except you paint with words using no palette


About Rasma R

I live in Riga, Latvia. I was born in N.Y.C. Love to write articles and poetry. Instruct people in the English language. Live in the suburbs with my husband Martin and my wonderful cat Sid. I love rock and roll, cooking, reading, poetry and traveling.
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2 Responses to To Paint Like Michelangelo

  1. uniqusatya says:

    wowww…The view of your beautiful flowers refreshed me Rasma….Are they from your garden?

  2. Rasma R says:

    Since the poem referred to painting and colors I chose to add the flowers.They are from a neighbor’s garden taken last year.

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