Imitations.They abound all around us and in all shapes,
The terrestrial and the celestial spaces,
Beyond the ethereal and metaphysical reaches of the mind,
Far beyond the cirrus and cumulus
Are the seraphims that guard the throne of Almighty God,
For once the Lightbearer caught up in his own self importance,
Made a failed attempt to overthrow heaven,
And was cast out to walk on the ''burning marle''
Which Milton describes so well in his mythopoesis.
Michelangelo's frescos on the Sistine ceiling,
Though they depict the creation are but an imitation,
So too is the famous and enigmatic smile of da Vinci's Mona Lisa,
For art only seeks to imitate real life.The artist attempts
To capture on canvas or marble the viccissitudes of life.
The vignettes of a seascape which I care to remember,
The wind's salted blast on my cheeks,the taste of ocean on my lips;
Life is real and not an imitation--more real than a pantheon of Greek gods,
For if we peered through the pellucid curtain of time,
Would we see imitations or lines drawn in graphic reality?
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