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Below is the poem entitled THE MULBERRY TREE - 1889 (VAN GOGH) which was written by poet Adell Foster. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Golden leaves flailing
Like a fiery child that rides
on the back of a tiger ~
Desiring to romp
Wint'ry skies of midnight blue ...
Yet, its coal black trunk held fast


The tree's branches spread
Oh, how her leaves did glisten ~
Casting a shimmering hue
on woven blankets ~
Of winter's fresh fallen snow
The ole mulberry thrives still...

This poem was inspired by the viewing of "THE MULBERRY BUSH" painted in 1889 by Vincent 
van Gogh. I hope that all will enjoy my interpretation of his brilliant masterpiece.

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  1. Date: 10/11/2009 11:55:00 AM
    Good use of imagery and personification for a creative perspective. Enjoyed it. Thank you for your kind comment. Karen

  1. Date: 10/8/2009 6:14:00 AM
    nice interpretation, wonderful!!

  1. Date: 10/3/2009 12:10:00 AM
    Best wishes with this one Adell.thanks for your welcome comments today.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 10/1/2009 8:58:00 PM
    You Had Me With The First Verse (smile) ... I Love That Imagery ... A Fiery Child On The Back of A Tiger ... Same Colors of Autumn against a Deep-Blue Backdrop ... Brilliant ! ... and The Second Stanza Completed It... I never saw the Painting, except thru your eyes just now ... MoonBee

  1. Date: 9/30/2009 2:13:00 PM
    So do your lines thrive too.splendid work!

  1. Date: 9/28/2009 9:06:00 PM
    Adell, really brilliant work here! loved it!....there is a Mulberry Tree on the shore of a city lake I walk around in Minneapolis, during its full-berry-ripeness...I would stop and enjoy a snack on my way past! time, my Daughter was in town and walking with me, I stopped and started eating these berries off this tree and her jaw-dropped!... till she tried'im!!!...and thanks for your comments!... jim

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 7:08:00 PM
    Nice choka Adell, love the imagery. Best of luck in the contest...Raul

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 3:48:00 PM
    Oh yes , the old mulberry tree, on whom's fruits I partake untill my lips turn purple, and my tongue blue. Smile Moses

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 2:22:00 PM
    Very well done. Reminds me of the tree of childhood at my aunts house. Keep writing. Sara