Poetry by Jeff Green

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The arts

by cricketjeff on January 4, 2009.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

A picture fades as soon as it is dry
But words endure for ever and a day
A painting may be easy on the eye
But well wrought words can take your breath away

An artist struggles hard to set the scene
A masterpiece can set a heart on fire
But time will put an end to red and green
While words still hold the secrets of desire

A poet needs to know that deep inside
The best of man is captured by a word
From artist’s brush a secret thought may hide
But poets capture even the absurd

Da Vinci’s mind was deeper than the sea
Too bad he didn’t turn to poetry

Author notes

Originally written as a comment on a poem, the last supper, by Mairi bheag and reproduced here with her permission.