A tribute painting to van Gogh on his birthday (March 30, 1853) from my son Eric.
Luminaries’ resplendent brightness_
Their symbols leisurely adorned,
Become the clay of artist_
Chiseled permanence stands for.
Stolen jewels of heavenly fire_
Taken for their beauty bright.
Brushes used to catch the wonder_
Powerful visions of rebirth.
High above the hilltops gleaming_
Rivers run in luminous mirth.
Colors drenched in stardust silver_
By the hand of earth’s beginning.
Art – Van Gogh ‘Starry Night Over the Rhine’
Poem – Elizabeth Melton Parsons