2 thoughts on “Day 17 — An art piece

  1. BrianAlt April 27, 2010 / 2:07 AM

    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 the daffodils
    catch the breeze and the winter chills
    in colors on the snowy linen land.

    And now I understand
    what you tried to say to me
    how you suffered for your sanity
    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 flo’rs that brightly blaze
    swirling clouds in violet haze
    reflect in Vincent’s eyes of China blue.

    Colors changing hue
    morning fields of amber grain
    weathered faces lined in pain
    are soothed beneath the artist’s loving hand.

    And now I understand
    what you tried to say to me
    how you suffered for your sanity
    how you tried to set them free
    perhaps they’ll listen now.

    For they could not love you
    but still your love was true
    and when no hope was left in sight
    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.

    Starry starry night

    portraits hung in empty halls
    frameless heads on nameless walls
    with eyes that watch the world and can’t forget.

    Like the stranger that you’ve met
    the ragged men in ragged clothes
    the silver thorn of bloody rose
    lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow.

    And now I think I know what you tried to say to me
    how you suffered for your sanity
    how you tried to set them free.

    They would not listen
    they’re not list’ning still
    perhaps they never will.

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