THE STARS OF VAN GOGH'S NIGHT SKY
Alexander Martin Remollino
When Vincent van Gogh painted the Starry Night,
his brush dotted the evening with stars
that were not like diamonds in the sky.
They were not the ones that ever twinkled,
making children wonder what they were.
No, the stars of Van Gogh's night sky
threatened to fall from the weight of their fury
on a world that wallowed in the darkness.
Did Van Gogh base the Starry Night
on an image that appeared in a crystal ball?
The Makata, September 2006