Contemplating van Gogh

Contemplating van Gogh

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You do have a way with words, Davy 🙂

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Oh the tragedy of it all!

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The creative life can be so frustrating. Beautifully and succinctly expressed in your haiku, Davy.

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Life is a mystery, Davy 🙂

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You are masterful in creating images and contrasts, Davy. The edges of life…he made it personal, it seems.

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Ah yes, the tragedy that is beautiful Vincent–thanks for this one, Davy!

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What do you think his first thought was after the ear landed on his lap…

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A sudden strike of madness, perhaps? This reminds me so much of Don McLean – Vincent ( Starry, Starry Night). Such a poignant and beautiful song.

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Now I’ll be singing it, too! That was a powerful contrast, Davy. I’m working on my first haiku. All those environmental problems are getting old and tiresome to write about. If the truth be known, I’m churning our proposals. Writing a haiku makes for a wonderful distraction.

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Ah, shoot! That’s churning “out” proposals.

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Davy, can a haiku be composed of more than one stanza? My haiku is about 6 stanzas long. Oops.

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    There are many thoughts on this Laura. The modern western Haiku consists of words up to 17 syllables in total and they follow a three line format. 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables. There are many arguments around what constitutes Haiku. I am posting one today which has been written vertically which I understand was an original format for haiku.

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Van Gogh walks into a bar.
Barman: Do you want a drink?
Van Gogh: No thanks, I’ve got one ear.

(Cringe)

I like the Haiku. Van Gogh is one of my all time favourites, I think the fact that we have so many of his letters gives us real insight into his life.

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I relate. though I like my body parts intact. its hard living in your head sometimes well for me most of the time. he might gave had frontal lobe abnormalities. or just an artist like we are trying to be. good words Mr D.

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Reblogged this on Creative Writing Reblogged.

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oh that turn! gore but i like it!

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