Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tribute to Galen - 55

Ever so meticulous in his work,
his mind focused on the tiniest details.
Working sinew, bone and flesh
until he knew all of mankind
would benefit from his loving labors.
An original.
The leader in his field.
Neither gaping sword wound
nor lion claw laceration
could deter him from his duties.

Galen: Father of Anatomy.

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36 comments:

The Bipolar Diva said...

I love your incredible use of words.

Brian Miller said...

ha. i try not to let much get in the way of my duties either...esp on mexican night...

moondustwriter said...

Now that is a tribute!
Well penned - nice picture

Happy 55

Moonie smiles

G-Man said...

My Namesake!
He was also a terrible quack and butcher. But back then...? Who Knew? Excellent 55 MM, I love Historical stories!
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...Galen

5thsister said...

Hee hee hee! Of course a Galen would be thinking, studying and dreaming of anatomy! Mostly the female form I would hazard to guess. Great 55! And a wonderful History lesson too!

sheila said...

Very cool 55! They should teach kids with 55's. WOuld be more interesting than text books sometimes. ;O)

Mine's up HERE

Caty said...

awesome tribute! :)

Me said...

And all this time I thought there was only ONE Galen. ;)

Nice 55, Monkey!
-C

edenhills said...

Great 55! I am amazed the the research that went into this piece.

Teresa

razzamadazzle said...

Great 55! I am amazed the the research that went into this piece.

Teresa

Sandra said...

Are you a published poet? You should be...surely you are, right?
You're amazing. I sort of read with my mouth agape.

Mona said...

Commendable. And I guess he has a reincarnation! :D

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Such a simple 55 and yet so profound. Well done MonkeyBoi!

izzy said...

Isn't it wonderful what we get lost in?
swallowed by- never knowing or suspecting
it might be a labor of love that would benefit others- Thanks.

Jerry said...

I learned something here. When I purchace a Galen of milk I will be thankful for the anatomy that processes it.

TALON said...

Really neat 55, Monkey Man. I don't even Galen his work, but I'm glad he kept at it!

ladynimue said...

I like such perfect dedications ! nice !!

RNSANE said...

What an excellent 55. As a student nurse over 47 years ago, anatomy was one of my most miserable courses, phsyiology was even worse!

Enchanted Oak said...

Okay, so I have plans for this morning but everything will have to be postponed while I Google Galen the Anatomist.
The chores you place before me!

The Straight Poop

MorningAJ said...

Fantastic choice of subject! Nice 55

Tabor said...

Interesting subject for a tribute...random?

Jannie Funster said...

Galen, not Copernicus? :)

What an amazing talent to sculpt. I admire it so. And admire your words at once soft and deep.

xo

Eric Alder said...

I just want to know where you found his high school picture.

Alice Audrey said...

LOL "high school picture."

He lead to what could arguably be called the most successful branch of medicine - surgery.

Claudia said...

g-mans namesake - how nice! we need determined men like him in science and medicine and research...nice 55

hope said...

Very clever...you got me!

Have a good weekend!

Jingle said...

stunning imagery,
beautiful 55.

Fay's Too said...

You are a word smith. Very nice.
mine is http://faystoo.blogspot.com/2010/11/time-for-friday-flash-55-that-online.html

kavisionz said...

Wow!!! I was almost convinced you referring to "our" Galen, till I saw the picture! ;-)

That was some cool wordplay there, MM...

anthonynorth said...

Nice one. And a great tribute.

OJ Gonzalez-Cazares said...

well deserved tribute! if it wasn't for wise Galen, how different things would've been!

Tina said...

When I saw the title, I thought it was a tribute to our own Galen, our gracious host! I got history instead. Well done! I love history, and it's definitely more memorable in poetic form.

Kelley said...

Nice! Really liked "sinew"... Love how you say so much in just a few words.

Unknown Mami said...

I think you should create a textbook of all 55's.

shewriting said...

awesome 55! when I saw the title I thought it was maybe about Mr. Knowitall, too, that is until i saw the "high school picture." Eric, u r a crack-up! great job, MM! See you sunday!

Marla said...

Can you imagine what that must have been like? Well, obviously you can. :-)