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Below is the poem entitled THE GENTLE SOUL OF CREATIVITY which was written by poet Andrew Crisci. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Renaissance was started by brilliant men
who used the chisel, the brush and the pen...
painters decorated cathedrals and churches,
architects and sculptors embellished the squares
of Florence, of Rome, of Venice and Naples; 
poets like Dante created a new language
from the wide-spoken Latin and gained prestige,
and among these emerged women painters...
were they not appreciated as male artists,
were they merely looked down as artisans? Only a wealthy 
woman could be an artist to express her ideals freely.

Sofonisba Anguissola was the gentle soul of creativity
that kings and queens loved, not because of her nobility!

Copyright © Andrew Crisci

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  1. Date: 2/9/2014 12:07:00 AM
    Great poetic revival of the Renaissance here. Congrats on yor well deservd win! Women are good at art too. Kudos poet for yor artsy flavor here. Pls review my latest poem, which hapens to be around this theme too.

  1. Date: 2/5/2014 12:19:00 PM
    This is awesome work!! No wonder it is in the winners’ list..Sara

  1. Date: 2/5/2014 11:51:00 AM
    Ah yes men, all of whom we know of the woman, well perhaps now hundreds of years later, perhaps history will ADD them back in??Congrad's on your win, Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/5/2014 9:19:00 AM
    Second line add a w to ho. You did a great job of demonstrating the historical significance of her work. Congrats.

  1. Date: 2/5/2014 12:55:00 AM
    Lovely write on Art and congrats on the fine win, andrew