Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wishful Wednesday - Starry Starry Night

I was up early this morning, and while I was browsing through some websites, I happened upon one that had background music playing and the song was Don McLean's Vincent - a tribute to the troubled life and brilliant impressionist artistry of Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh. As I listened to the words of this poignant song, I reflected on Van Gogh's perceptions of the world and thought about how much of themselves artists and artisans put into their creations. So, I went on a hunt for some of the scenes and feelings that the songwriter put into his song. Here is...  


The Starry Night Canvas Giclee Print
by iCanvasART

Starry starry night,
paint your palette blue and grey

Smudge by irenethereforeiam

 Look out on a summer's day
with eyes that know the darkness in my soul

Daffodils by PearTreeGallery

Shadows on the hills,
sketch the trees and the daffodils

A Winter Evening by MonicaVeraguth

Catch the breeze and the winter chills,
in colors on the snowy linen land

Now I understand
what you tried to say to me
How you suffered for you sanity
How you tried to set them free

Van Gogh Warhol Munch Combo by meganbrophy
 They would not listen
they did not know how,
perhaps they'll listen now

Sunflowers - by vekwenchy

Starry starry night,
flaming flowers that brightly blaze

Vintage 1941 Self Portrait Print Vincent Van Gogh
from MySunshineVintage

Swirling clouds in violet haze
reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue

Blue Skies and Golden Grains
by SaintReagansHollow

Colors changing hue,
morning fields of amber grain

Old Man by Rlabonte

Weathered faces lined in pain
are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand

For they could not love you,
but still your love was true
And when no hope was left in sight,
on that starry starry night

Vincent's Despair by SEDesignGroup
 You took your life as lovers often do,
But I could have told you, Vincent,
This world was never meant
for one as beautiful as you

Grandeur by AriaImages

Starry, starry night,
portraits hung in empty halls
Frameless heads on nameless walls
with eyes that watch the world and can't forget.

Metal Tin Moo Card Holder
from enchanted squirrel

Like the stranger that you've met,
the ragged man in ragged clothes

Roses in the Snow
by KKesslerPhotography

The silver thorn of bloody rose,
lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow

Now I think I know
what you tried to say to me
How you suffered for you sanity
How you tried to set them free
Aristotle Tie Tack from pretentiousjewelry
They would not listen
they're not listening still
Perhaps they never will.

I wonder what would have become of Van Gogh had he been born a century later... would modern medicine have cured his *insanity*, robbing us of his unique visions of the world, or would his art have made an even more important mark on society? What do you think?


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