Vincent Van Gogh



I live only to paint.
I am your faithful and loyal servant
whose dreams wash onto my canvas.        
She wakes me each morning
with colors floating inside my head,
dancing with dreams of texture.
I open myself to her,
never knowing where she is taking me.
She pulls me with her magical wand.
While wanting her nakedness exposed,
she kisses my thoughts with ecstasy.

She plays with my heart,
touching my palette with gold and silver,

gifts for a king.
She is my source of everlasting Light
that showers me with images from above.
I take pictures of her in my head
and develop them using my hands.
I work ferociously

to get what I see onto the canvas,
putting all the colors in their proper place.
The painting comes alive.
As this new creation develops,
a meticulous movement of my mind
marches to a melodic symphony

that touches Spirit,

that touches life,


that touches love.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

From my book For Vincent and Theo.

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Fractured French

Animal Rights


Fractured French 


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As ce soir

turns to noir

in an abbatoir


the Loire

cows to life


au revoir

-saiom shriver-




Vincent Van Gogh, artist of the painting 'lying cow', wrote his brother Theodore that

after visiting the abbatoirs of southern France he had stopped eating meat.  Rodin was another French vegetarian artist while Leoanrdo was an Italian fruitarian.

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