Posts tagged ‘Poems’
Ages before scientists traced the biblical Garden to the dark continent, Michelangelo painted “The Creation of Adam,” as if the first anatomically modern person were as pale as Pope Julius II, who paid for the job.
“The old master painter from the faraway hills
Painted the violets and the daffodills”
A poem with puns in praise of a lucky lamb in a pastoral picture, and words a good shepherd lives by
A Lamb in Chic Clothing
Branded on a range not on a grill / Cooler in a pen than a pan
“It is the duty of a good shepherd to shear his sheep, not to skin them.” ―Tiberius
From the ceiling beneath our feet, the skies seem frayed as faith at the end of days.
“If you’re looking down at Earth, you’re looking through an atmosphere that has a bit of haze in many places and not just occasional clouds.”
When a Peacemaker was a lawman’s six-shooter, trigger fingers made peace signs.
“And you must learn to protect yourself with the pen, and not the gun.”
Amazing science stories let us explore worlds far, far away, and discover strange life forms.
“Science fiction frees you to go anyplace and examine anything.”
―Octavia E. Butler
At the arts gymnasium of the Classical World, an Aristophanes ushers you up the steps to the highest stage, where some Ovid shoves you off.
“If you ever have a kid who doesn’t know what to do, stick him in art school. It’s amazing what evolves.”
“It’s a wonderful metaphor, catching a wave, for how you can look at other challenges in your life.” ―Jeff Bridges
For a beach bum, playing beach ball, sand and water coincide.
“Hug the shore; let others try the deep.”