is that you or is it Michel?
O’ Jerusalem or ‘my Lord….my Lord…..
your eyes cast down
Michelangelo….your fixation x 2
lament for Jerusalem
then lament for yourself
in age we ponder more
wonder of the next world to come.
our youth is spent our muses have left us
and body parts inside begin to speak out
moments of self-mind-assurance… tremble
but there is Jerusalem
there it is still
origins of spirit and spirit of man.
Jerusalem – says Jeremiah
‘are you still there for me?….’
* Michelangelo: sculptor, painter, architect, poet, who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art.
* Jeremiah painting: part of the great painting landscape inside the Sistine chapel. Although the painting portrays Jeremiah as lamenting over the Destruction of Jerusalem, critics have interpreted the figure as a self-portrait by Michelangelo, with the artist lamenting over the weight of his sins.