If Only You and Van Gogh Knew

If your art is good, as it feels in your bones

You will become known


Long after your ashes are sprinkled

And all of your senses are gone 


Particularly if you cut off your lobe

Or choose for yourself to end it all


Note scraps reveal queer love affairs

Poems show in the rubble of fallen walls


Fans will become obsessed

Frame you in the brightest light 


They’ll say you were a savant

A before-your-time starry night


So hold your passions and easels high,

Make your art your wife


Love her madly, ‘til death do you part

She will bring you back to life


©️ Candice Reineke 2018

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Candice Reineke

Sat 27th Oct 2018 14:13

Thank you, Taylor ?

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sat 27th Oct 2018 06:25

Wonderful poem..?

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Candice Reineke

Sat 27th Oct 2018 03:19

Thanks, Big Sal! Yes, Picasso is among the great artists who are posthumously famous. Claude Monet, Emily Dickinson, Sylvia Plath, Henry David Thoreau and Edgar Allan Poe were a few of the others who were swimming around in my thoughts.

Big Sal

Fri 26th Oct 2018 22:37

Personally I prefer Picasso, but the analogy of this is amazing. ?

Powerful piece, and I loved the last two lines.?

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