Vincent

Vincent

A Poem by Thomas W Case
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There goes Vincent with
his jagged sky, and
ragged beard.
His cobalt blue are
stained with the glue that should
hold us all together,
but it doesn't.
His sunflowers are lost
on humanity.
When we can't hold
on to what we pretend to love,
we kill it...
Usually in small
treacherous ways,
like apathy or
arrogance.

© 2024 Thomas W Case


Author's Note

Thomas W Case
Check out my book, Seedy Town Blues Collected Poems on amazon.com Here's a link.
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Impressive piece, despite my limited knowledge of the fellow, which can be summed up with the most misquoted thing of all first, that he didnt sell any paintings in his lifetime, which most people who have heard of a pub wuiz league knows is a trick question, because he sold loads, while working as an art salesman in England, so should read "he sold none of his own painting, which thsnkfully moves me on to my fibal piece of trivia abouy his sunflowrrs. Didnt he paint them to cheer up the room of another artist who was staying with him.
Eother way, im sure he'd nod appreciatively at this.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you for the review. Much appreciated.



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Sitting here thinking on all the "artwork" I've paused upon through the years... thanks for bringing "it" back behind my eyes once again. Oh, and btw - welcome to WC ...some good people pause here.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks, Chris. Much appreciated.
This is very nice. Where'd you get this idea?

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

2 Weeks Ago

I love Van Gogh and hate that he wasn't treated right during his lifetime.
I guess Vincent's sunflowers would never make it out of a painting and the sky would be grey....with our apathy ...the paintings of old are treasured because the way we live today is to ruin everything we touch....
nothing is sacred now... we seem to be in a state of "I don't care".... NICE WRITE
Warmly, B

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks, Betty.
Betty Hermelee

2 Weeks Ago

You're very welcome!
Warmly, B
Loved your writing style. Iwill be checking your book sooner Have a nice day 💕

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you.
Poor Van Gogh couldn't hold on to Gaugin, but he didn't kill him, by violence, apathy or arrogance. Instead, he killed himself.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you. Much appreciated.
Very informative and spot on. You have a great positive message to affect your readers.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you. Much appreciated.
Sami Khalil

3 Weeks Ago

You are welcome
Yes, so true. We kill beauty.
Even when plucking petals, "he loves me, he loves me not", we are sacrificing nature's gift for a silly game.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you. Much appreciated.
Impressive piece, despite my limited knowledge of the fellow, which can be summed up with the most misquoted thing of all first, that he didnt sell any paintings in his lifetime, which most people who have heard of a pub wuiz league knows is a trick question, because he sold loads, while working as an art salesman in England, so should read "he sold none of his own painting, which thsnkfully moves me on to my fibal piece of trivia abouy his sunflowrrs. Didnt he paint them to cheer up the room of another artist who was staying with him.
Eother way, im sure he'd nod appreciatively at this.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you for the review. Much appreciated.
Even Vincent wasn't a happy man and he had alll those sunflowers ...
We need to learn to nurture , not destroy , but words fall mostly on deaf or no ears..

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks for the comment, Stella. I agree.
So often when people color outside the lines the true beauty of their creations need a second look. Once we do that we wonder how it is we missed it on first look.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

2 Weeks Ago

yes, so true.

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Added on February 9, 2024
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Tags: vangogh, life, art, sad

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Thomas W Case
Thomas W Case

Clear Lake, IA



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Thomas W. Case was born in Oxnard. He has published 3 volumes of poetry. The Bullfrog Dreams of Flying, Artichokes, Avocados, and Van Gogh, and Seedy Town Blues. He has won several poetry contests. Hi.. more..

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