God’s Art

Poem: God’s Art by Amos Whitney

A ray of colour, palette in hand
Forever sweats mortal man
To emulate, to make exact.
The feelings come alive
Reaching to be recognized
For all the world to see
Only after he’s gone does e achieve
The fame of what he tried to be.
He was a genius, it is a masterpiece
The critics proclaim aloud
Too little, too late to appreciate,
For he’s not with us now.

If wisdom was a canvas,
An eternity to paint,
Then the universe is the masterpiece
Of how God sees and thinks.
And right before us we observed
The greatest art of all.
A sky of blue, a carpet green,
Sequoias standing tall.
A variety of every kind,
Colour within man,
A kaleidoscope across the sky
Painted by God’s hand.

Stop. Look. Let it soak
Within your mind and heart.
Or must the Creator also die,
Before you appreciate His art.

I’m very happy to have found this poem today. The Youtube description reads:

Man usually only honors an artist and finds value in their work only after they’re dead. It’s sad that the greatest artist of all doesn’t recieve the praise he deserves. No one will deny a painter paints a picture or a sculptor creates a statue, but they find it easy to dismiss the beauty and complexity of the art right in front of their eyes.

The poem really encourages us to take notice of creation, of beauty all around us.


This entry was posted in Christianity, Poetry and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s