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Leonardo’s Muse

Lorna is a published writer with a particular interest in narrative poetry, which she finds therapeutic.

leonardos-muse

As you graciously adorn the Louvre

Creating an eternal air of mystery

Within a bewitching illusionary spell

Captured forever in a timeless gaze

An enchantress in a gilded frame


A masterpiece of Leonardo’s grace

Touched by the artist’s sensitivity

Always alluring yet slightly aloof

Gazed upon by countless admirers

Immortalised in a million dreams


Silent poetry on an emotional canvas

Against a background of nature sublime

Gently caressing the contours of your form

Created from the depths of imagination

Viewed within the dreams of his reality


This enigma of intricate complexity

A perfect portrait of humankind

Reflected in the artist’s mirrored sight

Capturing the essence of his soul

In the beauty of an enigmatic smile

© 2020 Lorna Lamon

Comments

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 28, 2020:

Glad you enjoyed this poem Brenda and I appreciate your sharing. Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on May 28, 2020:

Lorna,

I shared this one here.

https://www.facebook.com/101958054719811/posts/150...

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 27, 2020:

I have always been fascinated by Da Vinci and I'm glad you enjoyed this poem Manatita. Thank you for your lovely comments - appreciated.

manatita44 from london on May 27, 2020:

Yes, Lorna. A work of monumental significance and influence on man. I have mentioned her in about 15 poems of mines or more. Da Vinci was a visionary in many ways. A wonderful piece!

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 16, 2020:

I am a big fan of Leonardo and when I saw this painting I was in awe. Thank you for your lovely comments - appreciated. Take care.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on May 16, 2020:

This write up about he painting is perfect and the photo is too. The poem is well-written and expressed from your views.

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 11, 2020:

I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem Denise and I actually think the painting was a self portrait, as Leonardo Da Vinci had a wry sense of humour. Thank you for your lovely comments which I always appreciate.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on May 11, 2020:

This is beautiful. I wonder sometimes if the model for this portrait had any idea how immortalized she would be and how many would write poetry to her and songs and novels, and all because she sat for a portrait.

Blessings,

Denise

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 11, 2020:

Hi Greg, I like the idea that it was a self portrait as I believe there were many facets to Leonardo da Vinci and this could be another one. Glad you found it of interest.

greg cain from Moscow, Idaho, USA on May 11, 2020:

Hi Lorna - I had never heard that said before, that the Mona Lisa was a disguised self portrait. However, I did some online googling of late and found lots of discussion on the topic over the past decade. I'm not a devoted fan of art and paintings, but this has me piqued. I think the whole notion is intriguing, adds another layer of fascination, wonder, mystery to that most famous of paintings.

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 09, 2020:

It's always good to see you Eric and I have to agree this guy was so cool. A bit like you really. Take care.

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 09, 2020:

Thank you for your lovely comments Greg which I really appreciate. I like to think of this painting as a self portrait of the artist. Regardless he was a genius and I have always been a fan. Lovely to see you and I hope you are well. Take care.

greg cain from Moscow, Idaho, USA on May 09, 2020:

Lorna, I love love (not a typo) the enigmatic smile's ability to capture the essence of Leonardo's soul. The kind of line most of us probably wish we'd written ourselves... The poem reminds me of Nat King Cole's timeless version of the song, which in turn reminds me of my mom. And it's only coincidentally that her name was Mona. Anyway, thanks again for the gift of this poem. Be well and be safe; keep writing!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on May 09, 2020:

I like this a lot. Thank you for sharing it. One cool poem for one cool guy.

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 09, 2020:

Thank you for your lovely comments Chitrangada and I'm glad you enjoyed this poem. Take care.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on May 08, 2020:

Nicely expressed poem. You weaved the words beautifully.

A fitting tribute to the art and the artist—timeless and still inspirational.

Thanks for sharing.

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 08, 2020:

Lovely to see you Pamela and I am so glad you enjoyed this poem. Your comments are always appreciated. Take care.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on May 08, 2020:

This is a beautiful poem that is written in your uniquetely graceful style.

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 07, 2020:

Lovely to see you Rinita and I appreciate your generous comments. I'm glad you enjoyed this poem and thank you for visiting. Take care.

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 07, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely comment Peggy. I found this quite a difficult poem to write, however, I'm glad you think I did the painting justice. Take care.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on May 07, 2020:

Peggy, I agreed with you. Have a lovely evening.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 07, 2020:

That enigmatic smile painted by Leonardo da Vinci on the Mona Lisa has enthralled countless people for years. Your descriptive poem does this painting masterpiece justice.

Rinita Sen on May 07, 2020:

This was simply wow. Description should be your middle name. No other painting has been talked about more and you do total justice to this timeless piece of art.

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 06, 2020:

Thank you Dora and I'm glad you enjoyed this poem. Your comments are always appreciated. Take care.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on May 06, 2020:

"Silent poetry" it certainly is, and your poem is a beautiful tribute to Leonardo and his work.

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 06, 2020:

I am touched by your lovely comments Sowspeaks and delighted that you enjoyed this poem. Thank you for visiting - appreciated. Take care.

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 06, 2020:

It's lovely to see you Audrey and I'm delighted you enjoyed this poem. I appreciate your lovely comments. Take care.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on May 05, 2020:

This is an amazing poem, Lorna. I love the mystery obvious in this remarkable work of art. Thank you.

sowspeaks from Bengaluru on May 05, 2020:

HI Lorna ! I just loved the way that words have flowed out of your quill(so i would like to imagine) to create something of a masterpiece to talk about a beloved masterpiece. Kudos!!

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 05, 2020:

It's good to hear from you Mitara and I hope you are well. Da Vinci has always fascinated me and I'm glad you enjoyed this poem. Your comments are always appreciated and thank you for visiting. Stay safe and keep well my dear friend.

Mitara N from South Africa on May 05, 2020:

A remarkable write to a remarkable piece of art linked to the enigmatic smile. You have a splendid way with words harnessing its captions with inspirational flow.

Fantastic piece my friend

Take care, keep well and be safe

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 05, 2020:

Hi Brenda, There is something very intriguing about the mystery he has created with this painting. I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem and your comments are always appreciated. I hope you are feeling better. Take care.

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 05, 2020:

Hi Ryan, I have always been intrigued by this artist and in particular his masterpiece. I like the idea it was a self portrait, however, the secret may remain with him. Thank you for commenting which I appreciate.

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 05, 2020:

Lovely to see you Farah and I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem. Your comments are always appreciated. Stay safe and keep well my dear friend.

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 05, 2020:

Morning Miebakagh, I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem and you and your family are safe and well. Thank you for your lovely comments which are always appreciated. Take care.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on May 05, 2020:

A good morning to you too Lorna. I am safe and well. Love your poem that mirrowed the life of the artist. This is also true of every poet like I and you. Exercising the imagination to write an article, a short story, and poem, or create a pottery is a daunting task. Stay safe.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on May 05, 2020:

A good morning to you too Lorna. I am safe and well. Love your poem that mirrowed the life of the artist. This is also true of every poet like I and you. Exercising the imagination to write an article, a short story, and poem, or create a pottery is a daunting task. Stay safe.

Farah N Huq from Dhaka, Bangladesh on May 04, 2020:

Wow! Amazed once again! I just love your selection of words. Gives your poems an entirely different depth. Loved it, Lorna!

RBN Knowledge on May 04, 2020:

This piece relives my desire to really discover what's in Mona Lisa. Indeed, a great poem to catch one's feeling and emotion. A reborn of curiosity in me, there is.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on May 04, 2020:

I have always been intrigued by his paintings.

Your words do him justice.

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 04, 2020:

Hi Kyler, The verdict is still out on this one, however, I believe that this is a self portrait and very typical of Da Vinci. Glad you enjoyed the poem and I appreciate your comments.

Kyler J Falk from Corona, CA on May 04, 2020:

Though I have never taken much interest in the history of art, you have instilled a desire to know more within me using your beautiful poetry! Had I not read this poem I wouldn't have given the Mona Lisa any more thought than my usual vulgar and classless sentiments.

Another great piece, Lorna!

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 04, 2020:

Lovely to see you Mary and I'm glad you enjoyed this poem. I love a mystery and this is an old one. I appreciate your kind comments. Take care.

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 04, 2020:

I like the mystery that has always surrounded this painting - very Leonardo. It's always lovely to see you Mary and I appreciate your kind comments.

Mary Borges from San Diego, California on May 04, 2020:

Your words give so much insight into Leonardo's painting. I was able to see it many moons ago at the Louvre. That was an amazing day. Thank you for the reminder of that journey.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on May 04, 2020:

I enjoyed your take on the Mona Lisa. It invites me to enter its mystery that I could never fathom.

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 04, 2020:

Thank you Jimmy I am touched by your comments.

Jimmy Bio Jr from Tabaco City, Albay, Philippines on May 04, 2020:

May you be blessed to see more of this and be able to share your experiences through peoms and poetry for us who lack the experience.

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 04, 2020:

I was lucky enough to see this painting a few years ago and I can still remember how it made me feel. In awe. I hope you also experience this Jimmy.

Jimmy Bio Jr from Tabaco City, Albay, Philippines on May 04, 2020:

I did enjoy it, Ms Lorna. I could only hope to see famous paintings in person.

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 04, 2020:

I'm glad you enjoyed this poem Jimmy and your kind comments are always appreciated. Thank you for visiting.

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 04, 2020:

Hi Liz, It is almost impossible to view this painting in the summer months, however, I visited Paris in winter for a few days and was lucky enough to view the painting without too many people. I'm glad you enjoyed this poem and I appreciate your kind comments.

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 04, 2020:

Hi John, The genius of Da Vinci always amazes me, and this painting is no exception. Glad you enjoyed the poem and your comments are always appreciated.

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 04, 2020:

I was lucky enough to view this painting when I spent a few days in Paris in winter. Still very popular, however I managed to get quite close. I am so happy you enjoyed this poem and your lovely comments are always appreciated.

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 04, 2020:

This painting and the artist has always intrigued me Rosina. I'm glad you enjoyed this poem and in particular the last verse. Thank you for your lovely comments which are always appreciated.

Lorna Lamon (author) on May 04, 2020:

I appreciate your kind comments Umesh. Thank you for visiting.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on May 03, 2020:

Beautiful. Well composed.

Rosina S Khan on May 03, 2020:

Beauitiful and enchanting description of Mona Lisa painting and Leonardo's simultaneous feelings as well, Lora. You couldn't have done it better. I really appreciate it and realy love the last verse the best. Thank you for such a marvelous contribution.

Lora Hollings on May 03, 2020:

What a remarkably beautiful and sensitive poem, Lorna, whose intricate form is so reminiscent of its subject. You certainly captured the mystery of this beguiling portrait with your verse and I'm sure Leonardo would love your poem that so eloquently describes his timeless masterpiece!

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on May 03, 2020:

I loved the this piece, Lona, and of course the poem didn’t disappoint. You described the Mona Lisa very well. I have seen a copy at a Da Vinci exhibition where there were replicas of all his inventions as well. Nice job.

Liz Westwood from UK on May 03, 2020:

You have captured the painting of the Mona Lisa well in the words of your poem. It has certainly been a crowd pleaser over the years. I've not been inside the Louvre, but I have heard that it is hard to get a close up view because of its popularity.

Jimmy Bio Jr from Tabaco City, Albay, Philippines on May 03, 2020:

A painter's thousand stories. Amazing piece, Ms Lorna.