Monday, 4 July 2011

Magpie Tales #71

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Wheat Field with Rising Sun Vincent Van Gogh, 1889

Poached egg sun in a Catherine wheel sky -
Shadows lengthen;
Rivers of pigment flow awry,
Visions strengthen.

Twisted rope holds the image in space,
The warp and weft;
Russet walls keep the colours in place,
But all are cleft. 

23 comments:

  1. Rivers of pigment flow awry

    And that's the magic in a nutshell! ♥

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  2. I like this-especially this line
    "Rivers of pigment flow awry" It does describe this painting well. I would love to see out of VanGogh's eyes for a day.
    Yes cat treats-not nice! It did make me laugh though!

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  3. We love all the pretty colours in that Van Gogh :)xx

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  4. "Rivers of pigment flow awry." What an incredible phrase, and perfect to describe Van Gogh's work.

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  5. great thoughts on it.
    perfect poetry.

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  6. "Russet walls keep the colors in place, but all are cleft." Wonderful. Van Gogh is so interesting.

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  7. "Russet walls keep the colors in place, but all are cleft." Wonderful. Van Gogh is so interesting.

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  8. Beautiful... I especially like the first line of both stanzas.

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  9. beautiful poem - great images just pop out at you from it

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  10. Stellar piece. The final line is breath taking.

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  11. Oh, this is just wonderful...your words and imagery are as fertile and lush as Van Gogh's painting! A thoroughly enjoyable piece...:)

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  12. I adore your Catheine wheel sky!

    beautiful poem

    best wishes, Isabel x

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  13. Delightful. I love the concept, and the realisation is spot on.

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  14. Love the image of the 'poached egg sun'! Wonderful.

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  15. A painting in words.
    Beautifully realised;

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  16. Lovely, lovely poem .......

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  17. This painting is one of my favorite one and I like your poeme.
    Van Gogh has been my favorite painter since I discovered him at 13. It's a shame that these beautiful colors lost their strenght with the years and the reproductions are more beautiful than the originals. I was so disappointed when I saw them in the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

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  18. This is good with satisfying imagery. Small technical point. If the sun is rising, the shadows are shortening surely?

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  19. Beautifully put, Janice. I noticed the "rope" but didn't get any inspiration from it beyond my usual complaint, which I re-reiterated. Sigh.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  20. One of my fav viewpoints of this painting. Great words, line, flow, feel and even taste in a love the poem kind of way - devoured it.

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