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. 


  1. Rivers of pigment flow awry

    And that's the magic in a nutshell! ♥

  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!

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

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

  5. great thoughts on it.
    perfect poetry.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  12. I adore your Catheine wheel sky!

    beautiful poem

    best wishes, Isabel x

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

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

  15. A painting in words.
    Beautifully realised;

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

  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.

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

  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

  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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