Through Van Gogh's eyes

Through Vincent's eyes

the sunflowers radiant and mellow

shine through the murkiness

of the temporal world

his spirit rises above the earthly plane

beyond where the prosaic lies,

into a world of the sublime

where the heavenly riches

of bountiful dreams meet the

reality of the canvas.

A beautiful scene from

a mind so clear its visions

stretch beyond the limits

of the biological bounds,

and into the realms

where the soul takes over

and its kingdom reigns supreme.

Vincent Van Gogh

◄ Dancing shadows

Colour - Blue ►


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Jon Stainsby

Fri 31st May 2019 07:12

Thank you, Lisa. Get painting. ?

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Lisa C Bassignani

Thu 30th May 2019 21:03

I must see the films...Love William Dafoe, Kirk Douglas and Vincent Van Gogh. Makes me want to get my canvas and oils out.
Really like this Jon

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Jon Stainsby

Wed 22nd May 2019 19:39

Hi Jennifer (Sorry I haven't replied before) and Rose, thanks for the comments. I wrote this after watching 'At Eternity's Gate' with William Dafoe. I loved it.


Rose Casserley

Wed 22nd May 2019 11:59

Hi Jon-firstly cheers matey for all of your past support. I love this poem and what a great loss he was to the world of art. The film jennifer refers to is the one starring Kirk Douglas as Vincent. If you haven't seen it do so, brilliant film!

catch you later dude.

Rose ?

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jennifer Malden

Sat 18th May 2019 20:22

Really liked this. Presumably you saw the film? The photography was fantastic, also the actor who played Vincent. I didn't know that there was any suspicion of his being accidentally shot, as in the film version. Beautiful, moving language.


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Jon Stainsby

Fri 17th May 2019 22:12

Thank you, Jane ?

<Deleted User> (21818)

Fri 17th May 2019 21:46

Exquisite Jon, I really loved reading this one. Bravo!

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Jon Stainsby

Fri 17th May 2019 04:56

Thank you, Mona

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mona s

Fri 17th May 2019 04:13

Beautiful interplay of words.. Really liked it..

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Jon Stainsby

Thu 16th May 2019 20:47

Thank you, Dorothy ❤

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Thu 16th May 2019 20:45

Your thoughtful poem is beautiful.
I wish we had a 'like very much' button, I would press it several times.


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