Vincent Van Gogh 6 - Vincent's Parents Poem by Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

Vincent Van Gogh 6 - Vincent's Parents

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Vincent Van Gogh was born in a parsonage,
At Zundert, a remote, old village in Netherlands,
To Theodorous Van Gogh & Anna Cornelia Van Gogh.
Born on 30th March 1853, Vincent was their eldest son.
Vincent's younger brother -Theo was born four years later.
There is nothing remarkable about Vincent's childhood.
He started going to school, only at the age of eleven,
And remained in school till he was sixteen years of age.

Vincent's father -Theodorous Van Gogh,
Was a devout clergyman, well dressed
With a black ministerial coat, starched white shirt,
A black bow tie covering the high collar.
He walked around with a high silk hat.
He was called the handsome dominie
And he charmed his parishioners
With his loving nature and good manners.

Theodorus belonged to an affluent Van Gogh family.
They were six brothers -all well-known and reputed.
But Theodorous chose a simple life, to stay in a village,
Away from glamour, hustle bustle of a city life.
He was spiritual by nature and spent his life
In service of God and as a preacher to the villagers.
He condemned evil and wanted his eldest son - Vincent
To follow in his footsteps -to serve God with utmost faith.

Vincent's mother Anna Cornilea Van Gogh was from
The Hague. Her father was a bookbinder to the king.
She was an innocent lady who saw no evil in this world.
However, she was aware of the temptations, hardships in life.
She knew that her son Vincent was different. As a mother,
She could perceive the pain and loneliness in her eldest son.
She would question Vincent ‘ if everything was okay? ',
He would always evade her questions and say ‘ nothing is wrong'.

A Biographical Poem

Sunday, May 15, 2022
Topic(s) of this poem: true,story,art,artistic work,personality
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
This poem is a biographical poem on the famed painter- Vincent Van Gogh. All information on Vincent Van Gogh is taken and is based on two great books - ‘Lust for life' & ‘Dear Theo' - a biography and an autobiography respectively, penned by the famed American Author - Irving Stone. Dear friends, hope you will enjoy reading these poems.
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Sandra Feldman 15 May 2022

How beautifully alive you make the characters and scenes. Your blessed talent brings it all so marvelously close and clear, we get to feel everything, as if we were right there. So enjoyable and outstanding!

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Vrinda 15 May 2022

Well written poem of Van Gogh

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Indulekha A menon 15 May 2022

Marvellous.You are so talented.This poem is so clearly described that we can 8magine each and fvery person mentioned in it.Congratulations for writing this toi.Great wotk .

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Richard Wlodarski 15 May 2022

And the tradition of your amazing poetry continues, Geeta. What a great series. Each poem is such a marvellous insight into Vincent's life. And each poem clearly illustrates his pain his suffering his very deep loneliness. And from it all...his genius!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 16 May 2022

Brilliant Biographical poem, I have enjoyed tremendously this fascinating bio-poem 5 Stars full, Dr. Geeta. Since I am a paintress myself, I have visited Theo's birthplace in Zundert

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The sketch of the parents of Vincent Van Gogh is done so skilfully that, they come alive in your poem. Nice poem. Top score.

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Rajnish Manga 23 May 2022

Came to know about Van Gogh family, Vincent's childhood and his father's church work. The series gives a biographical sketches of VVG.

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M. Asim Nehal 16 May 2022

Geeta Ji, you deserve full applause for this wonderful series.5****

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Nabakishore Dash 16 May 2022

An excellent biographical poem Madam Menon.

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