Today Is: Saturday, August 08, 2020 05:04 PM. Our Topic of the Week: Unity

Check our Help area first!

Comments? Suggestions?

Contact us now!

We like hearing feedback from members on how to improve the site!

Author Name: Freebluefish 3 Comments
Date Added: September 28, 2004 15:09:21 Average Score: (Needs 2)
Views This Week
Members: 0
Unique Members: 0
Guests: 200
Total Views
Members: 1
Unique Members: 13
Guests: 1001

Type: Unspecified
Category: Grieving & Loss Add To Favorites | Text Only
Lament For Leonardo
When i was a child
oh how i cried for you
dear Leonardo.
i would pour over your soul
in my mismatched books
studying your artistic knowledge
and you showed me such secrets
in your graphic passions--
and i filled in the missing gaps--
between my dripping visions.
Mystery of human body,
curves of musical instruments,
tanks,breach loading cannons, bicycles
and geometric patterns of water rings.
you did glean and every time
i look at your lady
like Raphael i can only cry
without spoiling speech
for the serenity of her contriteness.

Was she your mother? Your Lover?
or some hidden aspect of you ?
Often in the skies of my slumber
we flew your ornithopter
and my inner word's imagination
was stronger far than this worlds
need for ponderous gravity,
What chiaroscuro worlds we discovered
in your flying machine.

What is a genius to a simpleton?
A beloved teacher or
boundlessness possibility of sky
in the long years
streaming to this modern age
your ghost haunts us
in our lack of ingenuity
we cloister in our anthills
of our microscopic knowledge

You cried your tears
when you were dying
for their was more splendid
wondrous things taking shape, teeming
in the ocean of your creativity,
Which yourself did plan
yearning to undertake...

i can only look at your paintings
and cry my tears
because i and my world--
are nothing but footnotes to your vision
and i have nothing teeming
within in the depths
of my limited curiosity.
So i cry for you oh my dear Leonardo.
Author's Notes:
Report Offensive Poem.

'Lament For Leonardo' Copyright © Andrew Rymill
Copyright is property of the above author or group. Reproduction in whole or in part is strictly prohibited.
Click here if you feel this poem is in violation of a copyright.
Click here to send this poem to someone!

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on September 28, 2004 09:41:15 PM Report
Comment By: TrialAnn on September 28, 2004 07:05:54 PM Report
A man well worth giving tribute to Andrew. Wonderful description of your interest in the aspects of such a genius. Well done.
Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on September 28, 2004 04:59:39 PM Report
Oh wow Andrew, the passion in this write is stirring. Your appreciation for Leonardo and his works is revealed so exquisitely here. Your 'inner word's imagination' is very rich as you are filled with curiosity. Andrew, they may be as deep as you believe possible! =))

Outstanding work! Thank you for sharing! =))



Check for Announcements.
on our Home page!

User poems are sometimes graced by images and textures stored on our site
courtesy of, Sandy Hradil, and Sherri Emily.

Welcome, Guest!

Become part of our
friendly community
of on-line writers!

Join today!
Forget Username or Password?

Members On Line: 1
Guests On Line: 110
Members in Chat: 0


Happy Birthday

We Thank You!

For your donations
and subscriptions!
P.O. Box 7931
The Woodlands, TX 77387

Copyright © 2003-2017  All Rights Reserved. Use of this site is subject to certain
Terms of Service rules which constitute a legal agreement between you and
By providing links to other sites, neither approves of, endorses, or gurantees
any information, opinions, or products found on those sites. Users follow links at their own risk.