The first picture is one of his self-portraits. The second image shows one of his many sunflower paintings. The third is "Red Vineyard at Arles". The next is of his bedroom at Arles. The fifth picture is "Starry Night". The sixth is "Workers in the Field", after Millet. The last one is "Wheat Field and Cypress".
Bright Paintings burst with Scenes aglow,
Wild Energies let Colors flow;
An everlasting Palette Show,
From Passion’s magic Folio;
Yet Greatness, Fame he’d never know,
Repressed or mad; Imbroglio;
So tragic, sad, depressed; Van Gogh!
For Beauty’s born o’ crazed Attacks;
Sunflowers gold; maized Flanders Flax;
Bold starry Nights; raised Hay in Stacks;
Dutch Pony Carts; drayed, dusty Tracks;
Such deep Torment; Despair impacts;
Perhaps blind Rage made Genius wax;
Much Artistry betrayed the Facts!
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Howard B. Eskin 1996