Alexandra Motschmann

Leonardo - A Genius Beyond Time - Poem by Alexandra Motschmann

Born in the Medici-ruled Republic of Florence
As a result of a romantic coincidence
Already in his first years of being
His mind and spirit were corresponding
He had this very special talent
Transforming visions through the hand

With fourteen he left to find his fortune
The moment was just opportune
And as he wasn’t a time-waster
Andrea del Verrocchio became his master
And taught him all the skills he needed
In all his multiple-prowess succeeded

They both designed wonderful art
Both toward each other the counterpart
David, Raphael or the Baptist of Christ
The Romans amazed and surprised
Verrochio had the true eye
And Leonardo reached the sky

He was a most talented musician
And as well an inspired physician
In the early 80is he moved to another city
Milan developing his artistic complexity
And starting to invent new machines
Agricultural and military engines

The Last Supper was created
An old idea defeated
Magdalena beside her friend
The night before the end
Subtle, an awesome reflection
Of an all too human affection.

To hide things from others
Slipping the passionate pothers
He wrote most ideas backwards
To escape all those cowards
Inventions beyond his contemporaries
Every epoch he got idle adversaries

Codex Atlanticus or Codex Leicester
He was an open requester
Observations and theories on astronomy
Exploration of the human anatomy
In all field he sailed like Thomas cook
The world for him a secret-open book

An artist of outstanding physical beauty,
Creating and discovering his duty
He cultivated his genius so brilliantly
He was constructive flamboyantly
All problems he studied he solved with ease
Farsightedness and knowledge to increase.

Vi veri universum vivus vici

Topic(s) of this poem: art

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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