Vincent Van Gogh 64 - Hopes & Desires Poem by Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

Vincent Van Gogh 64 - Hopes & Desires

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Every day, Vincent went out into the fields,
With his paintings, brushes and accessories,
Accompanied by Kay and her son Jan.
The family looked on them with approval.
It was like a picnic every day!
The fall approached with rows of pine trees,
Aglow with orange brown pine needles.
The nature looked splendid!

There was a tinge of expectation and joy in the air.
Vincent was excited about spending time with Kay.
He sketched for hours amidst nature's splendour,
While Kay kept herself busy by sewing.
The little boy was happy to play around.
After long walks in the fields and meadows.
A touch of colour appeared on Kay's cheeks,
She began to engage in conversation with Vincent.

Vincent had almost forgotten his London days,
His first crush and love happened to be Ursula;
Thereafter, his bitter disappointment, depression,
When she preferred another man over him.
He realized now, it was a shallow and immature;
An affair to be erased completely from his mind.
The last seven years were fruitless and futile too,
His time wasted in experimenting with various vocations.

Vincent was twenty eight years old now.
He was starved of love and affection.
There was never a woman in his life yet.
A ray of hope creeped into his mind!
The fragrance of love wafted in the breeze,
He wanted to love and to be loved!
Vincent passionately loved Kay.
And he most desperately desired her as his wife.

A Biographical Poem

Vincent Van Gogh 64 - Hopes & Desires
Saturday, April 1, 2023
Topic(s) of this poem: art,artistic work,true,story
These poems are biographical poems 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 and Poets, Thank you so much for reading this series on Vincent Van Gogh's life. I am ever grateful to all the poets who are reading these poems. I do hope you will continue to read them. Ever obliged for your kind comments. This is an episode on his return from The Hague, when he met his cousin Kay, once again. A day out with Kay and her son Jay and its outcome of a sudden outburst of Vincent. Vincent's hopes and desires after he spent few days with ay, during his trips to the fields for painting. Vincent Van Gogh Painting - A field full of Irises 1889
Anil Kumar Panda 01 April 2023

A great piece of writing. Very interesting. Loved it.

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Rajnish Manga 08 April 2023

It's heartening to read about the turn of fortune in Vincent's life in the form of his love for Kay. So natural.

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Rajan T Renganathan 02 April 2023

Vincent Van Gogh was a gifted painter, so many poems on his is recognition of his work thorough poems, nice effort.

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Richard Wlodarski 02 April 2023

Geeta, your pure objectivity is once again coming through in this extraordinary poem. You shed light on the taboo of forbidden love without showing any prejudice...a difficult predicament for any writer to be in.

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M. Asim Nehal 02 April 2023

Interesting imagery, your touch of poetry to the little details made this poem very special, Thanks for sharing this Geeta ji. Full *****

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Pallab Chaudhury 02 April 2023

Beautifully painted the life of the great painter.... Well done!

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