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Starry Starry Night ...

By RLF    
Paint your palette blue and gray
Look out on a summer's day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul
Shadows on the hills
Sketch the trees and the daffodils
Catch the breeze and the winter chills
In colors on the snowy, linen land
Now, I understand what you tried to say to me
And how you suffered for your sanity
And how you tried to set them free
They would not listen, they did not know how
Perhaps they'll listen now
Starry, starry night
Flaming flowers that brightly blaze
Swirling clouds in violet haze
Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue
Colors changing hue
Morning fields of amber grain
Weathered faces lined in pain
Are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand
Now, I understand, what you tried to say to me
How you suffered for your sanity
How you tried to set them free
They would not listen, they did not know how
Perhaps they'll listen now
For they could not love you
But still your love was true
And when no hope was left inside
On that starry, starry night
You took your life as lovers often do
But I could have told you, Vincent
This world was never meant for one
As beautiful as you
Starry, starry night
Portraits hung in empty halls
Frameless heads on nameless walls
With eyes that watch the world and can't forget
Like the strangers that you've met
The ragged men in ragged clothes
The silver thorn of bloody rose
Lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow
Now, I think I know what you tried to say to me
How you suffered for your sanity
How you tried to set them free
They would not listen, they're not listening still
Perhaps they never will

Tags: Stars Landscape and travel Night and low light

Voters: Don20, smut01, VincentChristopher and 49 more

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Comments


29 Apr 2021 11:31AM
Beautiful, one of my favourite songs.
Sylvia
dales Plus
5 11 Australia
29 Apr 2021 1:11PM
Beautiful night image Rob , great dedication to Vincent
Ian
JuBarney Plus
10 33 5 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2021 5:13PM
Terrific night shot;
there was the most glorious moon last night.
Ju
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2021 7:26PM
A glorious sight an dlovely to reread the song.
KateGrin
davyskid 4 2 Scotland
29 Apr 2021 8:08PM
Beautiful night image Rob. Wink
30 Apr 2021 12:02AM
I've tried night photography and it isn't easy. This is a great shot.
Saw 'The Starry Night' some years ago in MoMA. Quite a memorable afternoon.
Mike
30 Apr 2021 10:42AM
⭐mystery and magic⭐

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