Treasure Island

Don Nguyen


Tribute To My Most Beloved Artist, Van Gogh


It was the night filled with the magic of tranquility, punctuated by the steeple of the village church;
All abodes have fallen asleep for there was only few flickering lamps lit like dimming stars;
Waving golden wheat fields now appeared as being painted deep dark blue.
Here and there are a few shrubs, mostly hedges around the houses of peasants can be distinguished
Against the distant hilly background,
Which appears to be smoothed out by the artist's brush strokes.
One tall evergreen tree is trying to reach heaven with all its stretch and might;
For the sky is filled with turbulent movements of stale air circulating around all brilliant stars.
Night clouds are going nowhere, just floating shaped in greyish curls like ghosts
Who are still haunting in the lonely homeless artist's soul,
Who lies down to rest under the pillow made out of rock,
thinking what his life would be like if he was born into the distant stars.
Then suddenly back to reality, he screams in pain,
Stars of heaven now you just all descend in my exploded head!
Oh, the great pain in my head!
Take me away, my companion pain
For good!

Submitted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Talking about night love song, my mind drifted and rested on van Gogh's Starry Night. And this poem is written for him, van Gogh, a true artist who never know why and what he was painting for besides his inner aspiration and conception of beauty; maybe he believed his works some day would take care themselves somehow.

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  • Don Nguyen (10/30/2013 6:33:00 AM)

    i will figure out the middle road
    i encourage everyone to write
    about the matters of the heart
    so i can write about the soul
    all ladies, you are so good at romance
    please write, but not on me please
    seriously! (Report) Reply

  • Don Nguyen (10/30/2013 6:08:00 AM)

    I get the message
    actually I have been thinking about it
    this morning, after last night
    I like to encourage independent writes
    van- Gogh-like pains I might have caused by my writes
    are simply too great
    I need to tone them down
    by writing solely on Scriptures
    Pious and edifying to the hearts (Report) Reply

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