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The Immortal Journey

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The Immortal Journey

Oh! What a journey
We have walked through fields of gold
And stood beneath starry nights

Moon dust in our eyes
specks still  glowing on our tongues
And in our folds and creases

Do you remember?
The gardens at Montmartre
And those courtyards where we stayed

Oh! The memories
The Seashore near Saints Maries
I can almost feel her breeze

Do you remember?
The flower beds in Holland
A quilt of many colors

And the poppy fields
Swaying in a summer breeze
Under cloudy canopy

We have seen the world
You and I – through Vincent’s eyes
Etched forever in our souls

Now we come to rest
Here! at the end of the road
The shoes of Vincent Van Gogh


Author:  Elaine George

Inspired by: The Van Gogh Painting entitled:  The Shoes of Vincent Van gogh
And, Abe Lopez 
Contest Name: Van Gogh's Van Goghs 
Awarded:  First Place 

Awared:  First place

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  1. Date: 10/16/2009 9:57:00 PM

    More life to your pen ... congras on your efforts; good shooting at the contest ... your write made it with precision. Cheers! Canny.

  1. Date: 10/12/2009 12:45:00 PM

    This is simply wonderful, Elaine! A tribute to van Gogh! Peace and love, Audrey (Ladybug12)

  1. Date: 10/11/2009 7:35:00 PM

    Congratulations of your win Elaine. I love all the other references to Van Gogh's paintings, like the one I picked Starry Night, captured in your poem about the lonely worn out pair of shoes. We have seen the world through Vincent's eyes, that's why I love art so much. With a great painting you don't have a choice but to see it exactly the way the artist intended. Captive audience in an impressionistic worldview.

  1. Date: 10/11/2009 12:09:00 PM

    Great write here, Elaine! Congratulations on your win in the contest!!

  1. Date: 10/9/2009 12:56:00 PM

    Congratulations on your first place WIN with this beautiful work, Lainie! Love, Robin

  1. Date: 10/8/2009 6:59:00 PM

    Congratualtions on your win with this beautiful write.

  1. Date: 10/8/2009 2:24:00 PM

    Lovely concept verse! You go gal! #1 huzzah! Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/8/2009 12:38:00 PM

    Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is a lovely poem! It's really soft and pretty. Congratulations on your first place win!

  1. Date: 10/8/2009 11:26:00 AM

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1st. PLACE!!! Great job, Elaine!

  1. Date: 10/8/2009 10:08:00 AM

    Oh Wow Elaine, congratulations on your win in Abe's contest >> James

  1. Date: 10/8/2009 9:54:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win with a fine poem

  1. Date: 10/8/2009 7:48:00 AM

    So beautiful....what a winning poem!! Congratulations on your 1st place win, Elaine!!! ~ Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 10/8/2009 7:30:00 AM

    Congrats on your success in Abe's contest Elaine.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 10/8/2009 5:43:00 AM

    "beautiful write, congrats on the win!!

  1. Date: 10/8/2009 3:13:00 AM

    1st place Magnificent poem Lainie congratulations. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/7/2009 11:34:00 PM

    Absolutely wonderful. Congrats on your win..Such a creative way to look at this.BG

  1. Date: 10/7/2009 10:12:00 PM

    I can see why Abe chose this all-encompasing piece honoring Van Gogh's work for first place in his contest. It's breathtaking in so many ways. I absolutely love it. Congratulations! Hugs, Donna

  1. Date: 10/7/2009 9:32:00 PM

    A first-place ranking for first-class writing! Congrats, Lainie! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/7/2009 8:33:00 PM

    congrats on winning first with this write. Sue Mason called it correctly .... I just couldn't get passed the Idea of his shoes recalling his life through their conversation, as he finished their final resting place with another brush stroke.....awsome!!!!!! :-)

  1. Date: 10/7/2009 8:21:00 PM

    Elaine, congrats on first place in Abe's contest...Raul

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 4:36:00 PM

    This was another great read. You could feel a real passion for Van Gogh's work springing up from the screen. Saw some Van Gogh paintings in London recently and this made me think back to them

  1. Date: 9/14/2009 6:06:00 AM

    Impressive, poised beautifully. I read it twice and loved it. Thank you for commenting my poetry "Ethereal story"... may you pls read "Seven Comets" I'll truly appreciate it. Wishing you all the best and am looking to reading more of your choka poems.

  1. Date: 9/14/2009 3:34:00 AM

    Through the beautiy of your words we have seen his art. Excellent choice of form to display your art! Thank you for sharing this winning write and for your kind words and support! Good luck! Love, Robin

  1. Date: 9/12/2009 12:53:00 AM

    Best wishes with this one Elaine.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments today

  1. Date: 9/11/2009 4:44:00 PM

    Nicely done. Keep writing. Sara

  1. Date: 9/11/2009 4:10:00 PM

    Starry starry night will always be my favorite but I'l always see his eyes. The book is almost done (as always) Would you care to publish it?

  1. Date: 9/11/2009 9:33:00 AM

    This is definitely the winner, Elaine. Very profound write here and an awesome use of the form!! I haven't tried a Choka yet ... hmmm ... too many forms to learn here at the Soup ... LOL ...

  1. Date: 9/11/2009 8:55:00 AM

    Inspiring poetry, do it again and again, my friend, Sincerely Moses