Thursday, January 22, 2015

What Was I Thinking?

(Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night)

Working on a jigsaw puzzle; progress has been slight.
It's 2,000 pieces worth of Van Gogh's Starry Night. 
I had planned to glue and frame the puzzle when we're done.
Out of all of Vincent's works, this was my favorite one.

Edges have been put together; did the glowing moon,
But the middle won't be finished any time too soon.
Random blobs of color smeared together...  Mostly blue.
Swirls of purple, green and yellow - browns of every hue.

No straight lines of any kind; chaotic strokes of paint.
This jigsaw would even try the patience of a saint.
Now I get why other artists thought poor Vincent mad.
Someone must have dropped him on his head when still a lad.

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