Friday, September 25, 2015



I stood on the ground where 
he stood,
looking at the same
church that he painted.
 painting in my childish way,
believing I cannot paint.

We came early, on a sunlit morning,
my son and I,

to the same field
where Van Gogh painted.
70 paintings in 70 days.

He only worked for 6 years.

To think had he lived to be 80,
the paintings, painting, paintings!

His headstone a short walk away --
 like walking through
a Van Gogh.
We stop there briefly
to read,
"here lies Vincent Van Gogh."

I hear him say,
"You think you cannot paint,
so by all means,
and that voice will be silenced."

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