The Conversion Of St. Paul

Caravaggio struck me
With a thunderbolt of light
Dramatic image in sharp contrast
Of shadow, bright color
Like life


No dull mute of sameness to lull
Me to sleep in
Comfortable saddle
A burdened beast to
Carry me.

Note: This poem references the famous Caravaggio painting of the same name. To view the art work, check it out here:
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(Previously published in m.e.stubbs poetry journal, Vol.2, Issue 2, November 2000)

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The hoof poised reminds me of how difficult it is to get a horse to deliberately harm a human. Rgds, Ivan