Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, CREATIVE URGE, by EMMA BRADFIELD

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CREATIVE URGE, by            
First Line: Through all the ages
Last Line: Creative urge is everlasting.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Prehistoric Peoples

Through all the ages
Imagery has been the off-spring
Of creative urge.
Prehistoric man mingled earths
Of different hues to put on cave walls
To satisfy this urge.

To history ancient tribes bequeath
The creative story of the hunt;
Done in calcined bile, blood of oxen,
And crushed lapis lazuli.

Masters fashioned Medieval art;
They blended colors by cryptic formulae,
Invoking incantations over paints
To give each a hidden meaning.
Modern art struggles for rhythm of design
In obedience to this mysterious urge.

Every age is given Nature's palette
With all colors spread
To depict period images upon Life's canvas.
This is but a gesture ...
Creative urge is everlasting.

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