Read why in my introductory post.
Poems so far:
Backstage after "Dancers in Green and Yellow" by Edgar Degas.
"To an Olive Tree" after Olive Trees with Yellow Sky and Sun by Vincent van Gogh
"Three Black Cats" after Three Black Cats by Maud Lewis
"When Grandma Reads" after Mrs. Cassatt Reading to her Grandchildren by Mary Cassatt
"On a June Afternoon" after Pigeon on a Peach Branch by Emperor Huizong
"On the Water" after On the Water by Mary Cassatt
"A Dream of Yellow" after Tree Against a Yellow Background by Odilon Redon
"The Letter" after The Letter by Mary Cassatt
Today's piece is Sunflowers (F457) by Vincent van Gogh -- which is kind of intimidating, because his series of sunflower paintings are so well known. And: what can I possibly say about sunflowers that hasn't already been said? This has definitely been the hardest one to write so far this month. But I only allow myself one hour... here's were I landed.
To A Sunflower
- after "Sunflowers" by Vincent van Gogh
O big bloomer,
you, who won't be ignored –
your boldness reminds me
to face the sun, no matter the hour
your bright face inspires me
to smile at everything –
clouds, rain and even bees,
those busy flyers
who buzz around
dressed in your colors,
worshipping you as I do,
summer's happy golden queen.
- Irene Latham
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