Michelangelo and a poem by Gerald Stern

Separation of Light from Darkness, Sistine Chapel, 1509

[Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

“Think of Baudelaire and his clouds
or Michelangelo on his step ladder
putting a little spit in for tone
and a gob or two for substance
just to please the flunkies down there”

“Read Genesis” by Gerald Stern

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