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Red Vineyard at Arles - The only painting to be sold during Van Gogh's lifetime

Vincent van Gogh** Sliced his left ear off Only one painting did Van Gogh sell - maybe he didn’t hear the doorbell! The only painting Van Gogh sold during his lifetime was Red Vineyard at Arles **Based on the European pronunciation of the name which is Van Goff! 05~30~15 Entered into Premiere contest #11 sponsored by Skat A

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Date: 7/23/2018 12:26:00 PM
Ha, like Kevin I was looking through some Clerihew examples and found this... love it! Very funny indeed. :-)
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/23/2018 12:29:00 PM
Thanks Nina, I have written very few of this form but do love this one!:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/20/2018 5:24:00 PM
Hi Jan, was looking for some examples of Clerihew form poems and came across this one of yours, this is a great example and helps me to understand the form so that I can now make an informed comment on other entries, regards, Kevin xx
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Date: 7/20/2018 5:32:00 PM
Thanks Kevin, I have written few of this form but I do like the humour in this one:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/9/2015 5:46:00 AM
Jan, I can see why you won the contest on this one!! Van Gogh is one of my favorites for sure. Beautifully done and rendered in the Clerihew format. (And thanks for mentioning the European pronunciation of Van Gogh as "Van Goff" -- most people are unaware of this!!) What can I say, but a "7" and "FAV" from me for really nice poem!! Best Wishes, Gary
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Date: 6/9/2015 5:57:00 AM
The pronunciation of words can be a difficulty and it was suggested to me I change the word - hence the reason I based the rhyme on the way the British say Van Gogh:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/7/2015 5:48:00 PM
Clever Clerihew on one of my favourite artists! Congrats on a wonderful win! Pandita
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Date: 6/7/2015 5:59:00 PM
thanks so much Pandita:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 6/5/2015 12:27:00 PM
Congrats on your winning work..Interesting choice of historical characters..Sara
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Date: 6/5/2015 12:39:00 PM
Thanks Sara I had fun with the clerihews :-) Hugs jan xx
Date: 6/3/2015 12:05:00 PM
big cheers on your placement, jan... more!
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Date: 6/3/2015 12:13:00 PM
Thanks Nette:-) Hugs jan xx
Date: 6/3/2015 8:00:00 AM
Congratulations on your fine win, Jan! hugs!
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Date: 6/3/2015 8:25:00 AM
Thanks Kim:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/3/2015 5:13:00 AM
LMAO, could be the reason why...!
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Date: 6/3/2015 7:22:00 AM
Thanks Jack:-) Hugs jan xx
Date: 6/2/2015 11:59:00 PM
Hee heeee, great one, Jan. Congrats. Van Gogh once sat in a bar when a pal came in and asked if he'd like a drink. He replied, "No thanks, I've got one ear". Viv x
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Date: 6/3/2015 2:39:00 AM
Ha h ha :-) Love that comment :-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/2/2015 11:55:00 PM
Hi Jan, I stopped by to say congrats on your win:) Alexis
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Date: 6/3/2015 2:38:00 AM
Thanks Alexis:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/2/2015 10:28:00 PM
Jan, congrats on your Cleri-who :) WIN.... SKAT
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Date: 6/3/2015 2:38:00 AM
Thanks Skat:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/2/2015 8:36:00 PM
Congratulations on your amazing win, dear Jan!! I loved it!! :D :D
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Date: 6/3/2015 2:38:00 AM
Thanks Sneha:-) Hugs Jan Am so sorry you didn't get your wonderful poem in the contest:-( Hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/2/2015 7:00:00 PM
Congratuations on your win, That video I e-mailed you about was a song about van gogh and filled with many of his paintings
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Date: 6/3/2015 2:37:00 AM
Frederic thank you - it was so truly beautiful - I prefer the Don Maclean version of the song but the images married with the song were simply stunning!:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/2/2015 6:50:00 PM
I agree. I loved your last line too. Very clever and very amusing Jan.
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Date: 6/3/2015 2:35:00 AM
Thanks Keith:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/2/2015 5:38:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Jan. Funny girl he didn't hear door ring..... :~)Hugs Eve
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Date: 6/2/2015 5:41:00 PM
glad it made you smile Eve:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/2/2015 5:35:00 PM
Jan, I am seeing all the top winners and truly, yours for me was among the top notch poems! it was a very good joke on the end. Congrats.
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Date: 6/2/2015 5:37:00 PM
Thanks so much for the lovely comment Andrea - I am just grateful to have placed quite highly:-) Hugs jan xx
Date: 6/2/2015 5:29:00 PM
Great Clerihew. Congradulations
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Date: 6/2/2015 5:34:00 PM
Thanks so much Shirley:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/2/2015 4:35:00 PM
Hi Jan...I came back to congratulate you on your win, but surprisingly enough my previous comment is nowhere in sight!! Nonetheless, a deserved win it is:) Hugs // paul
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Date: 6/2/2015 5:33:00 PM
This is so odd Paul I have replied to your comment and it disappeared - how odd! :-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/2/2015 4:30:00 PM
Congrats on a great win Jan
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Date: 6/2/2015 4:58:00 PM
Thanks so much Joseph:-) Hugs jan xx
Date: 6/2/2015 4:21:00 PM
Jan, congrats on your placement in my contest! A clever and witty clerihew! Love, Kim
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Date: 6/2/2015 4:24:00 PM
Thanks so much Kim I am delighted with my placement - you inspired me to write 2 others one on Oscar Pistorious which was not for the contest - the other was Bill Clinton - which I submitted then changed for this one - thanks for a great fun contest:-) Hugs jan xx
Date: 6/2/2015 4:14:00 PM
Hi Jan, back with my congratulations on your nice win! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 6/2/2015 4:15:00 PM
Oh thanks Sandra I didn't know it had been judged - will have fun going back and reading the winners:-) Hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/1/2015 3:27:00 PM
So funny,Jan!! Goddluck in contest!!!!
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Date: 6/1/2015 3:30:00 PM
Thanks Thomas - he has such a tragic life I am so glad I chose him after i discovered my Bill Clinton poem wasn't suitable as he is still alive - if he gets caught with his trousers down maybe he won't be so lucky another time lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/1/2015 11:52:00 AM
Well thats quite a wit Jan! Sure to do well in contest; best wishes!
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Date: 6/1/2015 11:55:00 AM
It's the third clerihew i wrote - had fun with these poems:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/1/2015 6:30:00 AM
Nice sense of humor there, my art teacher once put up a 10 by 8 foot paper on one of the walls in class. And per-seeded to paint Starry Night. He took forever to recreate it. I got so tired of coming to class & seeing that picture :)
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Date: 6/1/2015 6:41:00 AM
Thanks for the lovely comment Debbie - It sounds as interesting as watching paint dry lol:-) Hugs jan x
Date: 5/31/2015 10:27:00 PM
Perfect, Jan. His sunflower painting I saw in a book impressed me so much as a child I went to read about him through encyclopedia that time. Tragic life, tragic end. The classic case of genius was well ahead of his time. :-)
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Date: 6/1/2015 12:06:00 AM
I did some research for the poem Kim - I agree such a tragic life - great to see you again:-) Hugs jan xx
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