Tuesday, 5 July 2011

All magpies are not black and white.

Today insane, Tomorrow genius.

















It was all about colour
wasn’t it Vincent.
Too vivid for your time,
when greyscale minds judged you
and held their purses close!

Thanks Tess, I just love his work. More Van Gough poetry can be found at Magpie Tales.

PS. Blogger is still keeping me from commenting. Wordpress is calling!

32 comments:

  1. And so they did. I wonder what he would make of his fame today?

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  2. So true, not only of Vincent, but of so many great artists throughout time.

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  3. Once again, you have the essence of the picture in full measure...

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  4. Van Gogh has always fascinated me too .... the title of your Magpie is quite apt.

    P.S. (have you tried using Google Chrome - yes or no?)

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  5. Thank goodness we have his art to brighten our own grey days.

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  6. I have learned to switch back and forth between Chrome and Firefox. It seems when I can't leave comments on one, I can on the other. IE doesn't work at all for me.

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  7. This really reached me..so simple, and true...thanks!!

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  8. I love Van Gogh, too. "Greyscale minds." What a wonderful phrase!

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  9. Exactly, well said.

    I use Firefox, maybe it will help you.

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  10. black and white is looney- give me the sane colors of purple and orange

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  11. Often the grayscale minds are the loudest. Love the way you presented this.

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  13. succinct and perfect - I too liked your greyscale minds

    best wishes, Isabel


    ps most of my poetry is philosophical rather than autobiographical ...

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  14. Very nice. I will never forget my visit to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam 12 years ago. Seeing his works in person completely floored me; how the images practically leaped off the canvas.

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  15. who is insane today?
    what are we grey about today?
    great poem

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  16. Greyscale minds? I simply loved that, Stafford!

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  17. Beautiful! Thats how colours add beauty to the grey cells that rule!

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  18. So very true! Ah but the purses are opened today: Getting filled and overflowing. Poor Vincent might just cut off the other ear if he knew...

    Rick

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  19. Awesomely done, its sad genius is rarely recognized in its time

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  20. Sad but true...wonder who it's happening to in our time.

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  21. Mired in madness and religious
    muck, poor vincent was too
    beautiful for this world; one of
    the few artists who found the
    essence of beauty in the loins
    of pain.

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  22. Yes, those tight, grayscale minds. Such a pitty.

    (try Google Chrome, Ford)

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  23. I too love Van Gogh & not just for his amazing talent but for his strength to cope the best way he knew how. Quite often the gifted (those with amazing talent) are also cursed with a 'busy' mind, just like my eldest son who is one of these such people.

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  24. "Grayscale minds", I love that. Actually I love grayscale ---

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  25. The grey scale minds is brilliant.

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