Quote and response

Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed.”
― Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Marble Faun

To see
The beauty created
Through mind and delivered
By hand,
Pen or chisel
Paint or simple sidewalk chalk
Is a gift unlike any other.
Blessed creations
Of artists or a simple man
Driven to expression
Of life from the soul.