Ever View an artist in labor,
Giving birth to what heart and mind
Did jointly conceive?
May seem as effortless matter
‘Cause passion stirs the soul.
Enjoyment at every stroke –
Be it of pen, brush or chisel!
It is tooled on potter’s wheel, sculptor’s granite,
Painter’s canvas, or composer’s tablet>
Joyous recipient’s of the master ‘s hand
Bring forth their infant born
Masterpieces of skill and beauty,
Left behind in their wake
Prodigies to beautify and inspire
Once more, another artist in labor!
This work was done nearly a year ago but it is yet one of my favorite pieces of prose.
It only provides a glimpse into the very ‘birthing of what has become to the world at large – a masterpiece….it is to those masterpieces then and NOW that this prose ’salutes’ to (If I had the powder and cannon, Id commence a 21 gun honorarium to each of my courageous colleagues here)