Monday, July 4, 2011

The Master


Picture Credit: Image from Willow's Magpie #72


A Genius

The rising sun
Bathing your rays of all yellow
On golden wheat fields as far
as the eyes can see
Swathes of richness
Extending and benefiting all mankind
ever since time began
Sadly the genius who delicately guided the brush
To present to the world this masterpiece
Was the same hand that pulled the trigger
When he sadly ventured out
On into a similar wide field
And pulled out his gun
At a tender age of 37
A life snuffed on its own bidding
A genius depraved it seemed

He died a pauper but left a legacy
Of impressionism, colors and portraits
Adored and admired posthumously

Inspired by Willow's Magpie 72

18 comments:

  1. A wonderful powerful poem, excellently written.

    Have a good day.
    Yvonne.

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  2. he might have died a pauper but we are all enriched ... lovely

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  3. a story with regret and legacy,
    how divine.

    perfect write.

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  4. Genius often comes at a very dear price...

    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2011/07/04/vincent-the-sublime/

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  5. Sometimes the world we see is too beautiful to bear.

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  6. Still so deeply felt by so many...his genius will never leave us..and you caught this..

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  7. whew...how the same beautiful thoughts that birthed such an image also found it necessary to snuff...i will never know...very well writ...

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  8. amazing take.
    thought provoking magpie.

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  9. Always a fine line between that level of intensity and madness, bliss and pain...well-stated.

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  10. Stellar and heart-wrenching his life so tormented

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  11. amazing how a person deemed "unstable" and who suffered to the point of taking his own life could leave a legacy of such proportion.

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  12. ... and we are all the richer for his life, short and painful though it was.

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  13. hey thanks...i will still be blogging...just stepping away from one shot/one stop...so i will be around. smiles.

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  14. A genius indeed. Thw work he did in his short (and sad) lifetime - unrivalled til today.

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  15. Interesting perspective on his life

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  16. no depraved, just human.

    If only he had lived, what wonders he could have gone on to produce.

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  17. An unusual piece, very much enjoyed.

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