! ! ! ! ! ! Lust For Perfection! ! ! ! ! !

Enraptured by the mystic starry sky
Vincent so desperately wanted to try,
To paint this enchanting twilight scene,
But how, Colours in that light couldn’t be seen.

He longed to paint on the spot at night,
What he saw, as he saw without artificial light.
‘Night is more richly coloured than day
Putting little white dots on a black surface, no way'

Struck by brilliance of stars on closer attention
And his zest and lust and passion for perfection,
A legend goes in rural areas of south of France,
He put candles in the felt hat to capture and paint.

Thus the locals gave him a name, illumine
French word meaning lit up and delusive.
Couldn’t care less, night to be painted on the spot
Settled for a gas jet after pondering a lot

The painting depicts a religious motif of youth.
To assuage his thirst for the Absolute
‘I just paint nature as it seems to me, complete
All we have to do is unravel the mystery…’



A tribute to Vincent Van Gogh, Impressionist painter, best known for Sun Flowers.
Starry Night is a fascinating work, as is his passion.

by Mamta Agarwal

Comments (6)

in absolute mania you should fall, then only you can understand vincent.
What a great tribute to a great painter. CP
He longed to paint on the spot at night, What he saw, as he saw without artificial light. ‘Night is more richly coloured than day Putting little white dots on a black surface, no way' What a beautiful tribute to Van Gogh. Lust of perfection is in the nature of an artist like him. The poem deserves full marks. Naseer
Mamta ji, thanks for this wonderful tribute to Van Gogh, who is one of my favourite painter! Don Mclean through his lyric praised the painter; - 'Starry starry night, paint your palette blue and grey, Look out on a summers day, ...flaming flowers that brightly blaze, Swirling clouds in violent haze, Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue....'! 10+ -Raj Nandy
This poems reminds me - “Everyone has their own special gift. In some it is speech, in some, silence. The world has need of small perfection as well as great achievements.” Dear Poet, glad to read this tribute to Vincent Van Gogh, a great achiever.
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