This is the second in my National Poetry Month 2015 "Ekphrastic Mondays" series. The painting, a fresco, at the Church of Ognissanti in Florence, was painted by Domenico Ghirlandaio in 1480.
Please click on the image to enlarge for easier reading. Poem © Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. "St. Jerome in His Study" by Domenico Ghirlandaio, courtesy Wikimedia. I used a distressed plaster effect background and I think the photo of the fresco blends in well with it.
I've written about St. Lucy before; click here.