Susan Marie Watkins

Rookie (September 23,1959 / California, USA)

Van Gogh's Cat - Poem by Susan Marie Watkins

At night
van gogh’s cat hunts
beneath the swirling green flame
of a lone cypress
that casts flickering moonshadows
over a field of slouching sunflowers
until dawn explodes in psychedelic smears
of molten orange
& blood red
then leaping lightly through the window
he curls up on the crooked bed
that huddles against the wall
of vincent’s narrow, blue room
in Arles

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  • (1/5/2008 10:49:00 AM)

    Delightfully fine scene painting. That's exactly the world I would envision for Van Gogh's pet. One question though, did Vincent brush the cat with a palette knife? (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 22, 2011

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