‘Portrait of a God’ by Evan Mantyk The Society June 21, 2013 Beauty, Falun Dafa, Poetry 1 Comment God of men who’s dressed in white, Beard on face of long brown hair, Halo pattern traced in light, Nimbus flowing through the air. Glowing skin with mercy shines, Ancient toga wraps His frame, Fabric rich and much more fine, Than what mortals give a name. Eyes of keenest vision sit; Each a crystal ball that holds Any deed that we commit, Whether it be base or bold. Hands and arms that move in sync, Like the Milky Way they flow, Steering hidden wheels that link Weather, wellness, wars, and woe. Giant scroll in hand, He swoops, Down to where His people are, Like a king to battling troops Speaking hope in lands afar. Words on whispers wafting through Some can hear but others can’t “Just the wind, it’s nothing new.” (Blindly grope an elephant.) Others hear the words resound Holy message from the past Shaping future, they confound: “Virtue, virtue, to the last!” Evan Mantyk is a poet and English teacher living in New York. Featured Image: The Statue of Socrates at the Academy of Athens. Work of Leonidas Drosis (d. 1880) 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 Bruce Dale Wise August 6, 2013 The Dresden Zeus The Dresden Zeus is a free-standing statue that has been restored from copies. Over life-size height, draped in himation; the stance is clean and pat— no fat.It shows his awesome presence and his might. He leans upon his left leg’s strength; his left arm’s bent; his left fist rests upon left thigh, herm shaft in right. The style is high classical, attributed to the workshop of Pheidias. Th’ original’s been lost. Depicted is a bearded, heaven-sent, composed man-god of th’ Ancient World—not digital or analog—who seems to know where he is at. His hair is parted and his face is vigilant. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.