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Yellow (haiga)

We are given paintings by Van Gogh as inspiration.

Here are Chevrefeuille’s haiku in response to the painting, The Yellow House, 1988, Vincent Van Gogh


the yellow house
a sturdy rock in a man’s life –
the cry of a child

the cry of a child
seeing the rainbow for the first time
‘I want to cross that’

© Chèvrefeuille

This is the house where Van Gogh and Gauguin stayed. Van Gogh painted the sunflower series to adorn Gaugain’s room.

Here are my haiku inspired by this painting:

token gesture
sunflowers in the guest room
the yellow house

the yellow house
echoes dark secrets
between two men

© Tournesol’15

Vincent Van Gogh.  Langlois Bridge at Arles with Women Washing, 1888. Wikimedia.

Van Gogh loved this bridge because it reminded him of both Hiroshige and a bridge in his homeland.

Here is Paloma’s stunning series inspired by this painting:

morning washing –
the scent of yellow grass
clinging to my hem

long into morning –
the scent of mud and green things
baked on yellow stones  © Paloma ’15

Here is my attempt:

toiling at daybreak
women washing work clothes/ 
scent of lye

gathering their skirts/
languidly sitting on flat rocks
under the bridge

© Tournesol ’15

Carpe Diem Time Machine Yellow

Café de nuit (shadorma)

Terrasse du Café le soir  par Van Gogh- Wikipédia

terrasse du café
sous la nuit
des étoiles
ce soir, sont engagés
pour s’aimer toujours


at café terrasse
the night stars
that night, they made their promise
forever to love.

© Tournesol ’14

Mind Love Misery’s Menagerie – Bastet’s Shadorma Photo Prompt