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Dutch post-impressionist Vincent Willem Van Gogh Misunderstood genius as we all know Did not go gently into his starry, silent night Posthumously famous in his own right 07/07/2022 Image courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, via canva.com Line 3 influenced by "Do not go gentle into that good night", a poem in the form of a villanelle by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.

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Date: 7/26/2022 2:20:00 PM
Excellent poem and information, Mark. Thanks for sharing, Bill
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Date: 7/26/2022 2:42:00 PM
Bill, I appreciate your taking the time to visit several of my poems today. That is very kind of you and much appreciated by me. Take care.
Date: 7/14/2022 11:41:00 PM
Sorry that he couldn't see the flame of his fame that came only posthumously to him. Because of his mental derailment, he was sadly misunderstood while living ! A great tribute to a prodigious icon of art !
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Date: 7/15/2022 9:29:00 AM
In spite of his torment he was able to pursue his passion. Valsa, Thank you for stopping by with such a thoughtful comment.
Date: 7/10/2022 12:36:00 PM
I love the story of this man and of that iconic painting. how sad he never knew fame in his lifetime. Great clerihew.
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Date: 7/10/2022 2:35:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea. You might think this weird of me to mention, but Doctor Who, Season 5, Episode 10, “Vincent and the Doctor” is exceptional in its depiction of Vincent’s mental health issues and the need to be patient and understanding with those who are afflicted by it. Great episode even if you’re not into the Doctor :)
Date: 7/9/2022 8:47:00 PM
Loved his brother Theo, buried together. Left us with his work, which he painted over a period of only ten years. Love your insightful clerihew!
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Date: 7/9/2022 11:41:00 PM
Thank you, Anaya. I didn’t know about Theo, so thank you for that. Theo’s financial and emotional support gave Vincent the freedom to pursue his art. Way to go, Theo!
Date: 7/8/2022 9:45:00 AM
It's so sad he never lived to see his work become famous, very touching ode, Mark~
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Date: 7/8/2022 10:29:00 AM
Very sad indeed. Thank you, Michelle.