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When Umbers and Shadows Play

When umbers and shadows play, a peasant blends effortlessly into a landscape standing in the shade beneath a rust clay cottage seeking shelter under tall carob and mocha trees with draping juniper and seaweed leaves.

When umbers and shadows play, a peasant
blends effortlessly into a landscape standing
in the shade beneath a rust clay cottage seeking
shelter under tall carob and mocha trees
with draping juniper and seaweed leaves.

There light dances in shades of tortilla shadows
from brushstrokes falling on fading leaves around a ginger
chimney breathing peanut fumes permeating daydream
horizons swirling ivory clouds fading into wheat strokes.

A contrasting sky falls off a newly brightened palette
to vividly scatter its flowery blessings like jeweled beacons
of wild alum daisies, tawny anemones, tangerine cockles,
blush chamomiles, and pickle chartreuse leave bushels
lingering by currant poppies, taffy bellflowers, and coral daisies.

Overall, Van Gogh’s dark hues diffuse lighter umbers
of tawny caramels to infuse with crocodile pear greens
and lime parakeet leaves allowing this misunderstood
genius to brush a stupendous masterpiece of post
impressionism tour de force on oil in a visually
compelling and marvelously composed piece.

VanGogh_La_Chaumiere


Author’s Notes:

Written in Ekphrastic Free Verse in 20 lines and 154 words.
The poem is about Van Gogh’s La Chaumière Sous Les Arbres” (English translation: “The Cottage under the trees”).

For the following contest: https://allpoetry.com/contest/2701322-Picture-Prompt—La-chaumi%C3%A8re-sous-les-arbr-noguest
Credit for the painting goes to: http://www.artfixdaily.com/images/fl/Van_Gogh11406x1500.jpg

http://www.artfixdaily.com/blogs/post/294-artistic-insight-la-chaumi%C3%A8re-sous-les-arbres-by-vincent-van-gogh
http://www.arthistoryarchive.com/arthistory/expressionism/Vincent-Van-Gogh.html

 

Catch more of Pasithea Chan with her previous posts here. You can also find her brand of poetry on Facebook.

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Pasithea Chan
Impressionist who enjoys writing poetry in symbolism laced with philosophy. https://twitter.com/RogueMalachite

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kamiela
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“Newfound routes are trails taken by those unafraid to fail or lose.” “So if you’re reading this, and want different results; then start doing things differently. Let your work speak for itself and that’s how you author the story or life you’ve always wanted.” “So if you find your way get over your daze. Let your heart funnel the fears that jeopardize your chances of being found.” I have this philosophy in my life that ‘If you want to finish all the things you have to do, then start where you have to start.’ In order to find the routes,… Read more »

Claudette Manalo
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This is for everbody who wants to have a change. And by doing things that it is not on our comfort zone is the first step. This made us feel better to embrace change in order to grow more.

Marie Anne Louise F. Nalaunan
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Marie Anne Louise F. Nalaunan

A good piece for those people who are afraid getting out from their comfort zone. Don’t be afraid to try all things that you never knew you could do 🙂

Kristelle June Sandrino
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Making your own choice for the path you wanted is not easy. You need to go out of your comfort zone.
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