Monday, July 29, 2013


Taking this time to remember Vincent Van Gogh who was born on March 30th, 1853
 and died on July 29, 1890


After painting peasant pictures  
Country settings-harvest landscapes
He was drawn to the pallets of Paris
Where color was everything

He took long walks to improve his color
With passion and torment he painted
 Poppies, olive groves and night cafés
Compulsively driven by brushes with death
And strokes of genius he worked

With turbulent eyes and brightly colored oils
Creating sunflowers, fishing boats, portraits
And starry nights that will live on forever

But at a young thirty-seven, left his canvas
With so much color and life unpainted
Making us wonder what madness drove him
To leave us with such an impression


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