May 11, 2009

Haiku for Vincent



a pact of silence
perhaps your sword has released
my starry nights


Painted in 1889 after the "ear incident" The Starry Night shows Van Gogh's view from the asylum.

28 comments:

Poetikat said...

Well, I'm pleased to have been your source of inspiration! This is sooo good! You deserve an espresso!

Kat

Tracy said...

Your poem is terrific...artwork and poetry often go hand-in-hand! Thanks so much for joining this great event. Very nice to meet you and find your creative space here. :o)

The Clever Pup said...

I realize I only have 6 syllables in the last line. Oh well.

Flower said...

It's ok to break the rule. You did a fine piece with clear
connection!
Thanks for stopping by!

Poetikat said...

Well, technically with haiku we should have something that represents one of the 4 seasons, so we've both fallen down on that account. I don't see how you could change the line without compromising the piece. It's still great.

Kat

giulia said...

Lovely. More when I can.xo Susan

Brian Miller said...

great piece...the sword releasing...love it

Lea said...

I love it and think it is perfect. that last syllable is silent, like the pact of silence in the first line... thanks for visiting and having me over!

Sophie said...

Very nice :). Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Elizabeth said...

Yes, I noticed at once your nod to Poetikat.
This is such fun - all of us bouncing off one another's ideas and creativity.

snoopydog said...

WOW! That's beautiful. I wanted to keep reading it. Love it! Thanks for stopping by to read my Haiku! Golden labs are the best.
Oh and by the way....great blog too. I'll return :)

Stephanie said...

Beautiful...very inspiring! Off to check out your links above.

Rinkly Rimes said...

I'd never seen your first painting before! I realise I forgot all about seasons! As you say........ oh well!

Deniz said...

Your blog is beautiful, such lovely images - congratulations!

The Clever Pup said...

The first picture is by Gauguin. Cool, eh. Another artist's rendering of Van Gogh.

eb said...

very cool
love Lea's comment
about the silent syllable...

xox - eb.

Hazel Designs said...

Gorgeous!!!!!

K. said...

Ooh! How erotic!

Nabeel said...

Well, we've all heard it, but I'd like to say it again. This is one of the most fascinating photos. Usually I don't like abstract or every other painting done by famous artists.

Nabeel said...

One of the reasons, I've always loved the starry night, is the "star" aspect of it i.e. space! Who knows, if this was intentional i.e. fascination with space and stars

☆sapphire said...

Coooool!

I'd think your Haiku includes "Kigo: season word(s)" properly from our point of view. "Starry night" That's it!

I have no idea what Haiku poets in your country would think of the
words, though in original Haiku, "starry night" is considered to be a "Kigo" for autumn.

In this case, the very title of Van Gogh's masterpiece where both stars and the moon obviously shining, that is "Hoshidukuyo" which is the title of the masterpiece in Japanese.
Hoshi=stars, duku=moon, and yo=night.
And this "Hoshidukuyo" is a famous kigo for autumn.

The Clever Pup said...

Sapphire, Great - that's really interesting. I really had no idea.

Thanks

willow said...

Interesting conversation here! It seems your cool haiku works seasonally, as well!

Margaret Gosden said...

What I like about haiku is that there is structure to follow, even if created by oneself, yet after Japanese traditional. I feel like making this a pastime now. Your haiku is one of those that needs thinking about, but, then, most do, which is the point, is it not?

Shell said...

I love you Vincent inspired Haiku! The Starry Night is one of my favorite paintings in the world. When I saw it here in NY, I stared at it for over ten minutes. The sheer beauty of it is amazing.

ds said...

Love the haiku. Love The Starry Night. Love the conversation. Fascinated by the whole sad, sordid tale that inspired it all.
Thank you.

☆sapphire said...

Hi.
I'm thinking "starry night" can be a kigo for autumn in a way apart from "hosidukuyo". Didn't he paint "The Starry Night" in September 1889? but I'm not sure. If you can pinpoint when he painted it, you would be able to figure out the night sky of what month. Since your Haiku is obviously based on the artist, "starry night" can be a cool kigo with a coded message.

Polly Jones said...

Love this, I had never seen the Gaugin image. Thanks for sharing the poetry and art.