‘Sonnet on Benjamin Franklin Drawing Electricity From the Sky’ by Beau Ecs Wilder The Society October 1, 2013 Beauty, Culture, Poetry 1 Comment He’s placed dramatically center stage by Benjamin West—Benjamin Franklin. His gray hair flies. He’s getting on in age. Electricity coming from lightning! He’s dressed in dark clothes with a white tied tie. His brow is furrowed and his face is lit. His red cape sweeps up into windy sky. A key hangs from a string; he faces it. Around his gadgets and himself, one sees a scattering of unclothed cherubim. Beneath the storm he is about to seize a truth that will become a part of him. One sees the clouds; one hardly sees the kite; he’s seizing in his left hand something white, while raising up his right. Featured Image: ‘Benjamin Franklin Drawing Electricity from the Sky’ by Benjamin West. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related One Response Dannielle March 27, 2014 Hey there! I simply want to give you a big thumbs up for your excellent information you have right here on this post. I am returning to your blog for more soon. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.