van Gogh’s ear arrived yesterday MAG

May 3, 2015
By soquintessential BRONZE, Ridgefield, Connecticut
soquintessential BRONZE, Ridgefield, Connecticut
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Missing his dear, van Gogh cut off his ear:
without her there he did not wish to hear.

Inspired by the artist, his work put
aside, I bit off my tongue and sent
it to you – after all, it was you who
taught me vocalization.

Out on the stoop your wife opens
my package to find not a ring
or surprise, but a letter inside.

Confused, fingering the flap,
she eyes the return label and
leaves it for you.

Open it and find everything you have
left to me: quaint silence and misery.

Hold in it your hand; feel it cower
in your palm: accept my sliminess,
understand my pain!

Hang my sorrow (your mistake)
over the dinner table, near your plate.



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VM709 DIAMOND said...
on Aug. 25 2015 at 6:29 pm
VM709 DIAMOND, Ormond Beach, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
" I will never be what you want from me "

Absolutely beautiful. Painted just like a van Gogh . Impressive!

on May. 13 2015 at 1:02 pm
Awe-Full SILVER, Pasco, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"until we have touched each other so much that we have become one" Awe-Full

This is all kinds of AWESOME!


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