A Second Look

Vincent van Gogh - Boats at Saintes-Marie wate...

Vincent van Gogh – Boats at Saintes-Marie watercolour (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Boats at Saintes-Marie

by Vincent Van Gogh:

I’ve always liked it,

multi-colored boats,

white sand, blue water–

summer day at beach,

joy of sun and surf.

 

Viewing it again,

though, I’m struck by how

lonely the scene seems–

sun, sea, boats, but not

a single human

to enjoy the view.

 

Copyright 2013

T. Allen Culpepper

 

 

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