Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Picture...For You

For today's prompt, we were given a bunch of quotes from different writers / poets / famous people. I chose a line from Leonardo da Vinci. There is so much more I could have written in this piece, but I chose to keep it simple. Please enjoy.

Rod E. Kok
October 14, 2014

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”
― Leonardo da Vinci

I write my words
to paint a picture,
one of hope,
of love.

I’d awaken passion,
if only I could.
We could walk on beaches,
listen to ocean’s roar,
dedicating that moment
to the rest of our lives.

I’d dry your tears,
write your pain,
your suffering
into the depths
of the sea.

My pen draws pictures
of swirling lines,
surrounding us,
holding us close
in each other’s arms.

I pray my inkwell
never runs dry,
my quill flying across
pages of love.

I pray my words
comfort you,
warm you
and fill you
with pictures of us.
Together always.


  1. What a beautiful and romantic poem. The recipient is fortunate!

    1. Thank you so much! My wife really liked it too :)

  2. Nothing like starting my day with some romantic treasures. Thank you for that! Beautifully scribed... I love Leonardo's work on so many levels. Glad you chose this quote!

    1. Thanks, Julie! This quote had 'me' written all over it. Thanks for making it a choice!!

  3. And I pray for this to happen for every writer. Well-said!

  4. This line

    I pray my inkwell

    never runs dry,

    combined with what you want your words to do makes it beautiful, sweet, romantic and delivering hope. So the poem offers what it says it want your words to do, all by itself.

    1. Thanks Angela! I very much appreciate the feedback, and that you see what the poem does!