Saturday, April 05, 2008

Taking Flight

Sketch of a Horse
by Leonardo da Vinci

Taking Flight

Eyes of fire
Beauty denying
Iron limbs
Taking flight
Riding bareback through maelstroms
On golden conquest.

Copyright 2008 JO Janoski


  1. Iron limbs? Jo, get off that merry-go-round!

    Sorry, couldn't help myself. This is beautiful, really... and I like it that every word matters, it's not self-indulgent or wordy. Nice work...

  2. I have a book with Divinci's drawings, One I was thinking about writing a poem about a few years ago, but never did. Thanks for sharing.

  3. ever ride bareback thu a maelstrom? Not as fun as it sounds. OK, I had a saddle but it still was pretty scary.
    but then again I had no golden conquest...
    fun read

  4. You get so much out of a line drawing ... this is as powerful as the taunt lines of DiVinci, nicely done, as usual - a fan