Let There Be Light

John Singer Sargent
1856-1925
American painter, draftsman, sculptor, portraitist, muralist, watercolorist and guitarist
The Chess Game
circa 1907
69.9 x 55.3 cms | 27 1/2 x 21 3/4 ins
Oil on canvas
Harvard Club of New York
New York | United States

In the darkest hour, in the darkest knight
move me the world over and let there be light
when will my faith be turned into sight
teach me how to die well, I don’t want to fight

love has all the answers, lead me to look
love is too special to be buried in a book
but lounged in a landscape, echoed by a brook
genius is often overlooked, his hand I shook

~ §tacy §weeney