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 Post subject: Today is Vincent Van Gogh's Birthday
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 7:12 am 
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Happy birthday, Vincent.


Starry, starry night
Paint your palette blue and grey
Look out on a summer's day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul
Shadows on the hills
Sketch the trees and daffodils
Catch the breeze and the winter chills
In colours on the snowy linen land

Now I understand
What you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free
They would not listen
They did not know how
Perhaps they'll listen now

Starry, starry night
Flaming flowers that brightly blaze
Swirling clouds and violet haze
Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue
Colours changing hue
Morning fields of amber grain
Weathered faces lined in pain
Are soothed beneath the artists' loving hand

Now I understand
What you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free
They would not listen
They did not know how
Perhaps they'll listen now

For they could not love you
But still your love was true
And when no hope was left inside
On that starry, starry night
You took your life as lovers often do
But I could have told you Vincent
This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you

Like the strangers that you've met
The ragged men in ragged clothes
The silver thorn of bloody rose
Lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow

Now I think I know
What you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free
They would not listen
They're not listening still
Perhaps they never will . . .

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I can just imagine what the right wingnuts and television pundits would be saying about Vincent Van Gogh if he were alive during these dark days of discrimination and religious posturing. While his paintings were not popular during his lifetime, his paintings today are more valuable than those of any other artist.

http://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/bisrd/top-1-1.html

Catherine

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Honore de Balzac

"Democrats work to help people who need help.
That other party, they work for people who don't need help.
That's all there is to it."

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Wouldn't you know, I named my cat Monet.

Thank you for the song Catherine, and sometimes I am relieved that some people have not had to face what is happening to society in these cruel Bush admin days. Cruelty is nothing new I know, but it is never pretty.


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