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Wavy lines and swirls, In the same family of hue. Complimentary colors; Orange hair bound by blue. Broad strokes of paint, Scribbled by the brush. With careful undertones, His hands did not rush. A pale face emerges, On a lonely silhouette. On a rolled piece of canvas, He painted his self-portrait. _________________________ *Note: This is about a painting by Vincent Van Gogh titled Self-Portrait Saint-Rémy September 1889 Oil on canvas 65 x 54 cm. Paris, Musée d'Oray

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Date: 3/25/2009 1:50:00 AM
Van Gogh must be your favorite, nice job writing this one.
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Date: 3/23/2009 11:31:00 PM
Good luck in the contest. I'm sure this one is a winner. Both you and Van Gogh was and are passionate about their work. Tyler
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Date: 3/4/2009 8:05:00 PM
This painting is one of my favorites, I also love the self-portrait with straw hat. You do so well, portraying his works to words, completely amazing. Love E.
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Date: 3/3/2009 5:59:00 AM
Striking imagery in this beautiful tribute to this painting, Raul! Excellent work, my poetic friend! Thank you always for sharing! Love, Robin
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Date: 2/26/2009 2:42:00 PM
Raul, I thought of Van Gogh when I finished the first stanza. You convey your thoughts so well, like an artist with an easel. Van Gogh is my favorite painter and you describe him beautifully! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 2/25/2009 5:16:00 PM
Very nice work Raul, Van Gogh was a great painter.....................Danielle
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Date: 2/25/2009 5:24:00 AM
Nice Ekphrasis, Van Gogh is my favorite Painter.DN
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Date: 2/25/2009 3:17:00 AM
Raul, this is outstanding. So well written. Love, Shar
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Date: 2/25/2009 2:23:00 AM
Heys Raul wonderful job. Laurie
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Date: 2/25/2009 1:55:00 AM
very well described! i like your use of the english language... i seem to not only expand my poetry vocabulary but also my english skills... great inspiration you bring to us poets! ~ Arany
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Date: 2/25/2009 12:43:00 AM
Excellent Raul.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments
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