~ Ode to Michelangelo ~

((For this week’s Poetry Potluck at Jingle Poetry, the theme was Paintings. Yippee! One of my favorite things to talk about! 🙂 ))

~ Ode to Michelangelo~


The power of a touch,


A man,

In repose,

Reaches upward toward his God.


Awesome strength —

The elasticity and power

Of intangible muscles.

Intense vibrations

Of physical prowess,

Combined with the delicacy

Of a creative, vain perfectionist.

Rippling energy extends

From the outstretched hand,

Not yet touching,

But at the moment of climax,

The explosion of Life — of the first breath.

A billowing cloud of angels forms the backdrop,

For this,

The Everlasting Entity.


The Earth,

His spine and heart,

The breath of his creator,

His air.

He awaits,


The first touch

That will animate him,

And lead him onward, ever onward,

Toward his descendants,

And the ultimate fall

Of sin…

~ C.L.R. ~ ©

About dragonkatet

Regarding the blog name, Dragon’s Dreams ~ The name comes from my love-affairs with both Dragons and Dreams (capital Ds). It’s another extension of who I am, a facet for expression; a place and way to reach other like-minded, creative individuals. I post poetry and images that fascinate or move me, because that’s my favorite way to view the world. I post about things important to me and the world in which we live, try to champion extra important political, societal and environmental issues, etc. Sometimes I wax philosophical, because it’s also a place where I always seem to learn about myself, too, by interacting with some of the brightest minds, souls and hearts out there. It’s all about ‘connection(s)’ and I don’t mean “net-working” with people for personal gain, but rather, the expansion of the 4 L’s: Light, Love, Laughter, Learning.
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14 Responses to ~ Ode to Michelangelo ~

  1. Jingle says:

    love it,

    the power of touch is magical, beautiful painting entry.
    Happy Potluck.


  2. What a fine homage and perfect for Potluck. Nice work.


  3. Wonderful message, beautifully written. Thank you for sharing this with us!

  4. So good. I’ve loved this theme for potluck.

  5. lolamouse says:

    Wonderful description! I was so lucky to be able to see the ceiling of the chapel in person last year and it is truly breathtaking!

  6. Wow so well done! Such power in this piece

  7. eebrinker says:

    i forget the name of the book, but i once read an historical novel on Michelangelo that was really good — how he broke into crypts to study body-shapes, etc. do you know, i used that photo in photobucket and someone reported as obscene and breaking their “policies.” you can have pics of women’s breasts in about every form, and couples coupling — but one tiny penis on a very traditional and time-honored piece of artwork is a big bad no no. can you believe it?

    • dragonkatet says:

      Hey, thanks, E! It’s crazy, isn’t it, what is deemed as “obscene”? One man’s trash is another man’s treasure and such. The policies of sites like that can get away with being vague, though, and it wouldn’t surprise me if the same people who think things like this picture are obscene also think pictures of an almost-naked Megan Fox are simply “sexy”. It really is stupid.

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