‘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. Related Post ‘‘Til We Forgot: A Lament on Recovery’ by Amy F... “. . . lest when thou hast eaten and art full . . . then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the Lord thy God, which brought thee forth out of... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail 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 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.