Sunday, July 12, 2009

"Leonardo da Vinci - Scientist & Inventor Sculpt His Way Far Beyond Brilliant Conclusions"


"Aftermath" 48x60x2 oil on canvas, Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

This is my time, anyone's time, to reach beyond what was understood yesterday, yes, reach beyond brilliant conclusions even. This is the day and perfect time. Stretch your mind as did Leonardo da Vinci and many famous artists have.

TURN ON THE MUSIC VIDEO TO READ MY POEM BELOW... SMILE



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTxKmv9PrD0&feature=fvw

"Leonardo da Vinci - Scientist & Inventor Sculpt His Way Far Beyond Brilliant Conclusions"

There were melodies past the rhythm of the expected
that caused my heart to echo applauds.
I clapped my hands together for I'd found my space there.
A space that I'd been longing for.

I pulled off my mask
and all my mental clothes
felt the freedom of deliverance
embraced my zeal for creativity and my own being
to be known.

I will not be contained I screamed
Hear me!
Seducing the blaze that strokes the vintage stranger
near ignored.
Let me explore artists of yore
Warhol, Picasso, Klimt, Modigliani
Michelangelo
my reaching and reasoning being.
I love their passion.

Matisse, remind me of the colors and set my instincts in focus.
Help me feel the pigments with the eagerness of a lover.

Let me call on Leonardo da Vinci
scientist and inventor
sculpting his way beyond brilliant conclusions.
The depth of him
unquenchable curiosity
botanist, architect, mathematician,
musician.
Illegitimate son of a peasant woman
back in the day when those roots
did not bring one
too many dimensions.

I will not be contained I scream
looking at da Vinci and where my own life
should
or could
be.
Ah Leonardo da Vinci what a mentor
dear muse you are.

This is my time
anyone's time
to reach beyond what was understood yesterday
yes, reach beyond brilliant conclusions even.
This is the day and perfect time.
The acquisition of knowledge
there
before us all.
How monumental
stunning and how truly amazing
this road
glorious opportunity
there directly in front of all of us.

Copyright 2009
by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

5 comments:

Laura said...

I will not be contained...I love that and will be repeating it as it resounds in my head for days to come. What wonderful Muses. Thanks Kathy. I have you as my Muse! Love and Light, Laura

Calli said...

Just beautiful! painting and poem...

This is brilliant: "I pulled off my mask
and all my mental clothes
felt the freedom of deliverance
embraced my zeal for creativity and my own being
to be known."

love, love that!
~Calli

Kathy Ostman-Magnusen & Dennis Magnusen said...

How dear of both of you, Laura and Calli. Passion can be painful.. it is so delicate... but we press on. What else is there to do. I know you know that or you would not have resonated with some of the lines in this poem. One heartbeat meets us as we write, or paint or sculpt or sing in the shower. Nice to have mutual friends online who feel it all too.

Rhonda said...

This is my time,anyone's time, to reach beyond what was understood yesterday....It's so inspirational. Beautiful art and words, Rhonda

Kathy Ostman-Magnusen & Dennis Magnusen said...

Thanks you guys for comments.. THOUGHTFUL of you.