Poetry by Jeff Green

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The whole and the parts.

by cricketjeff on May 30, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

Some men can’t see the beauty in the art
They just admired the piece when it is done
For other folk the joy is in each part
And they don’t see total set as one

Each brush-stroke can inspire a man to paint
The broader picture tempts his brothers hand
If you’ve not got the patience of a saint
I do not think that you can understand

A rarer artist sees the art in skill
And also sees the finished work as whole
When he sees the best he drinks his fill
The beauty and the art both warm his soul

The artist and the artisan unite
And only then can everything be right