The Art of Vincent Van Gogh

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – “Art For Poetry’s Sake”
“Today over at Poetic Asides, Robert Lee Brewer asks us to complete this title and write your poem.

“The Art Of_____________”

Think of an art (process) or a work of art as an inspiration and give Robert’s prompt a slight twist!

Cafe Terrace at Night

Café Terrace at Night by Vincent Van Gogh

A circle of intense light glows,
almost too bright for
a night life painting.
Are there truly allusions
to The Last Supper, as some
claim? In center of circle,
a long-haired figure stands
surrounded by twelve people.
At opposite end of street,
a cross hangs in shadow. We
do not know what Vincent
intended, but the illuminated
café stands vividly under
an equally vivid blue sky,
whose stars appears as daisies.
Depth trails to an inky darkness
an unlit street, where you cannot
see what might be taking place.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to The Art of Vincent Van Gogh

  1. macalder02 says:

    With your verses, there is no challenge that can not be overcome. This poem came out of the best and with that background painting, better inspiration.


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