A bit of Van Gogh

A bit of Van Gogh
He lives,
The great Van Gogh,
In
Every artist,
Big/small,
Successful/ failure,
Celeb/obscure,
Remembered/ forgotten,
Lionised/demonised,
Re-discovered/ Erased forever,
This residual Van Gogh,
A bit of him only,
That lingers in the
Soul sensitive,
That makes,
The lingering Gogh,
Rebel against the conventions,
Poverty,
Bad reception,
Anonymity,
Insanity,
Of different sort,
By searching,
Loving,
Painting,
Vibrant colours,
The rivers and the stars,
And talking to his
Loving
Brother Leo,
His only lodestar,
And
To cypresses and
Sunflowers;
The Dutch
Shows the way
To others,
Of a different age,
Not to give up
But find refuge in art,
As every age has got
A new Vincent van Gogh.

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About Sunil Sharma

Sunil Sharma is Mumbai-based senior academic, critic, literary editor and author with 22 published books: Seven collections of poetry; three of short fiction; one novel; a critical study of the novel, and, eight joint anthologies on prose, poetry and criticism, and, one joint poetry collection. He is a recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award---2012. His poems were published in the prestigious UN project: Happiness: The Delight-Tree: An Anthology of Contemporary International Poetry, in the year 2015. Sunil edits the English section of the monthly bilingual journal Setu published from Pittsburgh, USA: http://www.setumag.com/p/setu-home.html For more details, please visit the blog: http://www.drsunilsharma.blogspot.in/

2 thoughts on “A bit of Van Gogh

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Vincent has certainly been an influence for so many other putative artists and has inspired other forms of art to reflect on his personality and influence. One can think of the motion picture starring Kirk Douglas, ” Lust for life ” and the worldwide chart topping Don MacLean song ,” Vincent ” that contains the lines,”this world was never meant for one as beautiful as you..”

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