Denis Martindale


A Brush With Genius


Before the brush was in his hand,
The artist said a prayer!
For all his friends across the land
With whom he planned to share...
Lions, tigers and bears, oh, my!
The artist sketched them all,
So expertly, for by and by,
Each one would grace his wall...

Each canvas like a photograph,
A treasure to behold,
As if that wasn't quite enough,
Each one was framed in gold...
Each masterpiece was well received
And prints were sold worldwide,
As tributes to what he'd achieved,
Of which he should take pride...

And yet here was a humble man,
Self-taught and yet what skill,
Yet when we do the best we can,
There's bound to be a thrill...
Release your hidden genius
And God will bless you, too!
Like Stephen Gayford can bless us
With paintings old and new...


Denis Martindale, copyright, December 2011.

Submitted: Thursday, December 15, 2011
Edited: Saturday, November 29, 2014

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The poem is based on the wonderful wildlife artist Stephen Gayford's paintings and you can use the poemhunter keyword search for the popular Stephen Gayford animal poems: lion, tiger, bear, meerkat, eagle, falcon, leopard, cheetah, panther, panda, parrot, macaw, owl, wolf, dolphin, seal, penguin.

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