Magnum Opus

Magnum Opus

A Poem by Angel Bird
"

Just an idea I got ...

"

 


   What did the artist have in mind
   when he painted all those humans
   in so many various colors?

 

   Did the painting look too colorless
   with all of them in the same tone?

 

   Giving them different shapes of eyes, 
   and dyeing each one's hair in very 
   other shades wasn't enough.

 

   Apparently the picture he desired
   to achieve was still bearing boredom 
   all along.

 

   Painting plants, colorful flowers,
   beautiful trees, and a broad variety 
   of animals around these, on two legs 
   walking creatures of his still wasn't 
   good to satisfy the eye of the 
   Master of Arts.

 

   He took a step back from the big 
   canvas, folded his arms and patiently
   analysed the outcome so far of his work.

 

   There was something lacking ...! He just 
   couldn't figure it out.

 

   This painting was to become his 
   Masterpiece which no one should ever
   be able to equalise.

 

   It had to be 'Perfection in its purest'.

 

   Yet - there was something quite not as 
   he felt it had to be.

 

   A lot of green there was as well as 
   brown, and much of blue for the sky and
   the seas ...


   After long reflection ...  

 

  "That's it!!! Now I know!!!" he suddenly
   exclaimed.

 

   "It's the color of the humans' skins
   which makes this incredibly sublime 
   creation seem bland!"

 

   All of these innumerable people yet
   appeared to be all alike.

 

   With renewed ardour he took up his brush 
   mixed colors together again and again,
   and finally many groups of humans emerged
   in different tones.

 

   Some only slightly dissimilar to others, 
   some groups very much unalike.

 

   Taking a step back again to judge his
   efforts from a distance when slowly a smile 
   creeped onto his face, and his eyes began
   to sparkle.

 

   "Yes - this is it!!! E-u-r-e-k-a!!!"

 

   This was 'The Tableau Vivant' he from the
   beginning intended to create - this was 
   his vision come true!

 

   It was 'Perfection in Creation'!

 

   With men not boring themselves to death
   in looking all the same.

 

   Now they could enjoy their differences,
   and value all they could learn from each other.

 

   Surely they appreciate not being like clones.

 

   He felt unbelievably happy!

 

   In his magnum opus everything developed as
   it was meant to be.

 

   Every contemplator will find it amazing,
   full of grace and greatness to watch
   so many different kinds of humans and 
   cultures interact blithely with one another.

 

   Yes it definitely was the different skin
   colors of men that made a chef d'oeuvre 
   of his supreme creation!

 

   Magna cum laude!

 

 

   How was the artist to know ...!?!


(copyrighted material)

 

 

© 2015 Angel Bird


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Well if the artist is a god he is supposed to be all-knowing! And if 'he' created us in his likeness then he should have been aware that his creation was flawed from the start... must have been blinded by ego like a lot of artists :)
I like your idea here. People really should be able to embrace each other's differences. It seems as if it is in human nature to be threatened by cultures and anything we don't fully understand. I for one am glad we are not clones. That certainly would be a bland palette and I'm sure even if we were clones we would still find something to fight over. NH

Posted 13 Years Ago


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Congrats on your great winning poem

Posted 12 Years Ago


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Beautiful piece, I love it! You've taken a well known story of creation and dove deeper into it, giving a bit more meaning to it. Great write!

-Howl

Posted 12 Years Ago


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Great poem.

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2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

That's really good....also not your run of the mill type of writing. Well done!

Posted 12 Years Ago


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Awesome!

Posted 12 Years Ago


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Congratulations for winning the rainbows for tomorrow contest.

Posted 12 Years Ago


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Beautiful concept behind this Angel...well done!

Slowly...very slowly, ref recent events, I see mankind evolving to where we don't even notice anyone's color or features...just their intellect, and contributions for the betterment of society as a whole.
I hope to see a world without war and terrorism, and an environment where everyone can practice their religion without fear of reprisal. (Sound familiar?)

Yes...I guess I wish for Utopia...maybe not in MY lifetime, but surely in yours!

Beatrice Boyle (Grandma Bea)

Posted 12 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

a fun poem to read. Divine aspects in the poem. VERY NICEEEE!

Posted 12 Years Ago


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This sounded to me to be a form of higher learning/thinking/consciousness or even a theory of the creation of the world. From clones - man speaking the Language of the Birds - to individual cultures and colors - the Tower of Babylon. Interesting concept.

Posted 12 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

This speaks to me on so many different levels, and you touch base on touchy subjects with a lot of grace. Great write!

Posted 12 Years Ago


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