Brush Strokes of Van Gogh


“I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.” –Vincent Van Gogh

I painted Tuesday with stars hoping

Van Gogh would woo the iris

to rise from their winter melancholy.


 What is a day without stars

or night without sun?

 Beyond the horizon

Van Gogh’s brush

paints sunflowers

on the cheeks of the moon.


 The sky fell in starlight strokes

of Van Gogh.

Like a child chasing butterflies

I collected wishes on the tip

of my brush to paint joy

in my valley of sorrow.

©Susie Clevenger 2021

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Carrie Van Horn said…
The vision of sunflowers on the cheeks of the moon is going to stick with me for a long long time! This is as beautiful as the art he paints!! I love love love this and the message it beautifully streaks before us!