Poem 146:


Vincent van Gogh

the Last Flower


The last flower clung to the little patch of snow
waiting for you to pluck it for the table vase
once set against an autumn snow
the last bloom with breathless ease
would paint the hearth with bright colors,
and make the empty room a vibrant home

Without the flower, it’s just a vase
and not the warm abode we call home.

© 2013 by James Spruell All rights reserved

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  1. That is lovely. I love what flowers add to a home. Thank you.

  2. bennetta faire

     /  June 23, 2013

    Oh, my fave artist, Vincent!

    • and definitely mine! It is amazing that he can paint ojects (stars, flowers) that have been painted so many times, yet his rendition truly transcends other works of the same 🙂

      • bennetta faire

         /  June 24, 2013

        Just my opinion, but I think it’s because of his internal torment, coupled with his sincere love for God–he wanted so badly to be a pastor, but the staid church body just wouldn’t have him–he didn’t fit their confining mold. So, instead we got the art which transcends others–as you aptly put it. I’m so looking forward to meeting him one day.

      • ‘your most effective ministry will come out of your deepest hurts’ (Rick Warren ?) — may have been true for Van Gogh. Anyway, I hope that all of us that would like to meet him someday won’t be too overwhelming 🙂

      • bennetta faire

         /  June 25, 2013

        Surely we can form an orderly line, and not act like crazed fans when we get to Heaven–maybe?? In any event, he’ll be healed–and all the rest of us too!

      • Surely 🙂

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