10/17/2021 – 10/24/2021 Weekly Poem – Art – by Herman Melville

Art

BY HERMAN MELVILLE

In placid hours well-pleased we dream
Of many a brave unbodied scheme.
But form to lend, pulsed life create,
What unlike things must meet and mate:
A flame to melt—a wind to freeze;
Sad patience—joyous energies;
Humility—yet pride and scorn;
Instinct and study; love and hate;
Audacity—reverence. These must mate,
And fuse with Jacob’s mystic heart,
To wrestle with the angel—Art.


Poems of the Week for The Monarch Writers.com

are chosen by our resident poet Jennifer Patino of ThistleThoughts.com

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