A carpenter is hired- a roof repaired, a porch built. Everything that can be fixed. June, July, August. Everyday we hear their laughter. I think of the painting by van Gogh, the man in the chair. Everything wrong, and nowhere to go. His hands over his eyes. - Mary Oliver
curling leaves and twining branches outside my bay window look like a Van Gogh in the starlight - there is a river out there somewhere - Jeffrey Rasley
Van Gogh became a painter because he had no ear for music.
People are fond of spouting out the old clich%uFFFD about how Van Gogh never sold a painting in his lifetime. Somehow his example serves to justify to us, decades later, that there is somehow merit in utter failure. Perhaps, but the man did commit suicide. - Hugh Macleod