Veronica's Veil (1470)
by Hans Memling (1430-1494)
National Gallery of Art
The Letter V: Veronica's Veil
Veronica's Veil bears image
of Christ when she wiped his face
on his tired ascent up to Calvary
Dante tells it in his Paradiso.
Be a valiant vessel of virtue,
visit the valley visionaries,
venerate the vesica piscis,
venture into vortex of the Void.
Vivekananda's talk best in Chicago,
Anthony teaches Advaita Vedanta,
PB treats me with vervain tea in Vevey,
Wei Wu Wei is sage with vertical vision.
Jules Verne writes "Voyage to the Moon",
Vivaldi composed "The Four Seasons",
Valentino played "Sheik" in silent films,
Vander Meer tossed two straight no-hitters.
"Valentine Mints" verse cast in
bronze near SF's Ferry Building,
Vaudeville violin & viola played
while we danced the Virginia Reel.
Rig Veda oldest religious text,
Vivekachudamani on three miracles,
Vita Nuova Dante's love for Beatrice,
Vanity Fair Thackeray's romance novel.
Be vigilant to voodo magic
even Merlin was seduced by Vivian,
Visit Vienna where Beethoven lived,
View Vermeer's art to soothe the soul.
Better to feel vulnerable than
proclaim victory over others.
Vanquish your ego that prevents
seeing your vast infinite Self.
Vigil in the Garden & Vineyard
Vanishing point from da Vinci,
Value that which is eternal
Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night".
Peter Y. Chou
Mountain View, 10-1-2020