Almond Blossoms

Written for Poets United Midweek Motif~Almond Blossoms by Vincent Van Gogh:
An Ekphrastic Poem  (posted by Sumana)

We want your literary response to a non-literary work this week. We have Vincent van Gogh’s Almond Blossoms as your motif today.

“Almond Blossoms is from a group of several paintings made in 1888 and 1890 by Vincent van Gogh in Arles and Saint-Rémy, southern France of blossoming almond trees. Flowering trees were special to van Gogh. They represented awakening and hope. He enjoyed them aesthetically and found joy in painting flowering trees.” Wikipedia

“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.”— John W. Gardener


Vincent Van Gogh

Almond blossoms dangle
creamy white cloud flowers.
They stand stark against
green/blue branches
fronting a sky of thick
swirls of rippling blue.
the blossoms appear able
to sail into open hands
below–good luck snowy petals.

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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10 Responses to Almond Blossoms

  1. This was a delight to read!


  2. I love the thought of them appearing to sail into waiting hands!


  3. Sumana Roy says:

    Love the good wish for the petals.


  4. Marja says:

    Beautiful images Love these gems “swirls of rippling blue” and “to sail into open hands


  5. oldegg says:

    Yes, lets hope those falling petals mean that the flowers have been fertilzed and there will be a good crop of almonds.


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