Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership
Quote of the Day

Quote Left"A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world."Quote Right

by Joseph Addison

  |  Comment

See and share Beautiful Nature Photos and amazing photos of interesting places

CHISELING AWAY THE FAULT

Andrew Crisci Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled CHISELING AWAY THE FAULT 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.

Read Poems by Andrew Crisci

Best Andrew Crisci Poems

+ Fav Poet

CHISELING AWAY THE FAULT

Like Michelangelo, who with a mighty chisel 
chipped Moses's knee and afterward he felt very guilty
of having done that terrible thing with an angry will;
he was wrong at thinking it looked too real, almost fleshy;
and like Him, I expected more from my craft, 
but we both were wrong....did we recognize our fault?


Expectations mustn't be greater than our ability or comprehension
to create a masterpiece that others will admire,
criticize or even ignore...all our senses must feel that self-satisfaction
of having completed it in the shortest time without doubt or dire!
Whatever your craft is excel and accept critique;
why compare your work with another...isn't yours also unique?


Recognition is obtained through patience and diligent work,
we may die before anyone will stop and look;
become the new sculptor chiseling away the fault,
pausing to reflect upon it: always thinking it's an art!  

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 1/30/2014 4:18:00 PM
    Hi Andrew long time no talk, this is one good lesson to learn and well written as your verse always is. Hope you're well and warm. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/29/2014 11:55:00 AM
    You hooked me with Moses' knee. Love the earthiness of the imagery. Nice write, Andrew, thanks so much for supporting my contest. Namaste ~N

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 7:14:00 PM
    ...without doubt or dire...

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 6:25:00 PM
    I really like the use of Michelangelo as the subject for critiquing our own work. I think he probably saw all of his little flaws also. We are our own worst critics !

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 2:47:00 PM
    Really pretty. it flows very nicely. :)

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 1:40:00 PM
    - .... this is a beautiful poem Andrew !!! - very glad I did read it! - Have a nice day. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/8/2013 8:36:00 PM
    love this one Andrew........ :) LOVE ~SKAT~