that ginger’s drum

a staccato wind
buffets the horizon
and the pencil-like cypress bend
their uplifted arms keep’n
time to the rhythm.

green colored scrawl’n
on ground, cerulean.
vincent’s keep’n time on the mend.
visions celestial lay’n
as thick as a thumb.

the swirl’n’s penned
time into an oiled grin.
and though paris ignored the trend,
we marvel at the scrawl’n
of that ginger’s drum.

© rlbussell 2017


Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh Oil on Canvas, June 1889 Museum of Modern Art, New York

Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh - Oil on Canvas, June 1889 Museum of Modern Art, New York

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