Monday, July 4, 2011

MAGPIE/ Prompt #72

                               
                                   Wheat Field with Rising Sun/ Vincent Van Gogh/ 1889

THANKS FOR THIS TREAT, Tess, for Magpie Tales #72
And a HAPPY 4th to all!!


RUNNING MAN

Vincent, rise from Eve's sin,
the blistering dawn baptizes you.

Sprint across the field
until your breath spits blood,
lie down with seedlings
in the purple furrows.

The yellow stain is a blazing sun
that tears up skin,
peels and spins your mind.

Black night,
starry night,
surpassing heaven,

a canvas tucked into
the maker's hand,

blessing the folly
of the running man.


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44 comments:

Jingle said...

awesome imagination cross the field..
lovely magpie.

Jinksy said...

I think you caught his anguish with your words...

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

The best...perfect description of what we know of his anguish. Always his amazing images but now the words...thank you!

kaykuala said...

You brought out most vividly the tormented and tortured soul of a genius.

Jeane said...

geez! Lyn, are you sure you weren't there! feels like it! wonderful! happy 4th xo

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
Thank you..I really went with this one!!

Lyn said...

Hi Jinksy-
He was one tortured being...for sure..thanks for your comment!

Lyn said...

Hi Blue Sky...
Thank you...I could always "feel" Van Gogh..appreciate your words!

Lyn said...

Hi kaykuala-
Poor Van Gogh..all that turmoil! Thanks for your comment..

Lyn said...

Hi Jeane-
I think I was there!! One of my psychic poems, I believe..
Happy 4th to you...

Kathe W. said...

great poem- you captured him perfectly

thingy said...

I too think you captured the anguish he must have seen through his eyes. Great magpie.

Lyn said...

Hi Kathe W.-
He was such an amazing being..thank you so much for your comment!

Lyn said...

Hi thingy-
Touch of maddness within me, I guess..now if I could only paint like that! Thanks...

hedgewitch said...

Excellent piece, Lyn. Really well written and well conceived, with the very smell of madness in the folds of words you shake out.

Martin H. said...

I love the image of the running man, his mind speeding into what it sees.

Lyn said...

Hi hedgewitch-
Since I first found Van Gogh, I was taken by the dichotomy..so high/so low...

Lyn said...

Hi Martin H.-
Thank you...yes, always running away, running towards..

jeaniemcbain said...

This is an excellent piece of poetry, it captures the imagination in its descriptive words. Great work :)

Lyn said...

Hi jeaniemcbain-
Welcome and thank you..some subjects just wake me up!!

Tumblewords: said...

Superb!

Lyn said...

Hi Tumblewords-
Lovely comment...thanks!

R. Burnett Baker said...

Lyn, the last four lines bring the poem to its perfect journey...AND, those lines could stand on their own.

Loved this poem!

Rick

mindlovemisery said...

I agree with Jinksy and I love the imagery! Can't wait to work with this photo myself.

Lyn said...

Hi Rick-
So glad to hear from you..sometimes lines do stand above the fray..thank you!!

Lyn said...

Hi mindlovemisery-
This is an inspirational painting..hard to resist..can't wait to read yours!!

mindlovemisery said...

Wonderful capture I agree with Jinksy

we are the we said...

your words spoke to my inner poet. very descriptive but thought provoking. :-)

Margie said...

Lyn,
Gosh, this was an amazing write!
You surpassed yourself!
Bravo!

Margie :)

Bryce Daniels said...

"...blessing the folly of the running man."

This. Was. Cool.

Well done, Lyn!

Lyn said...

Hi we are the we-
I too have one of those..an inner poet! it's the wakeup that's hard at times!! Thanks so much..

Lyn said...

Hi Margie-
That gorgeous painting really inspired me..thank you for your lovely words!

Lyn said...

Hi Bryce-
As they say...a fine maddness!
So glad you enjoyed this...

Lyn said...

Hi mindlovemisery-
Nice hearing from you twice!! I don't mind...

Lucy Westenra said...

I'm visiting too late to add anything to all the comments here already. Great write.

Lyn said...

Hi Lucy-
Thank you..anytime I hear from you is great!!

Tess Kincaid said...

This is one of your best, Lyn. It's perfect.

Victoria said...

I love anything associated with VanGogh and this one stands out!

Everyday Goddess said...

You gave me the sense of his frenzy, excellent writing!

HyperCRYPTICal said...

This is brilliant Lyn - Bravo.

Anna :o]

joanny said...

My favorite theme ART and all the eccentricity's that go with it.. often people read into a book or a painting what they themselves only know, -- but here you captured the essence of the artist as he pours forth his own genius on canvas,
wonderful ..

joanny

Lyn said...

Hi Tess, Victoria, Everyday Goddess, hyperCRYPTICal, joanny-

Thanks one and all for your wonderful comments and support...couldn't get back sooner,
emergency surgery, of all things!!Grateful to be home..with new opportunities for blogging...and knowing you all!!

Helen said...

Lyn, this is beautiful in its intensity!!!

Lyn said...

Hi Helen-
So glad that you like this...thank you so much!

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