He sat tapping his brown shoe against the ground
in The Yellow House on the corner of the street.
He was waiting,
waiting for An Eternity’s Gate
to shine and reveal his brother, Theo,
so they could adventure on the land that conveys
his most brilliant thoughts.
climb up the steep Road with Cypress
in their automobile.
They arrive to the Wheatfield with Crows
and just let themselves wander
to admire the beauty they see.
As they wander, they see Irises and Almond Blossoms
and Poppy Flowers and finally past the hills,
the Sunset at Montmajour.
These wonders proved to have the perfect essence
for his next paintings.
tapped their brown shoes in tranquility
to the arcadian rhythm of the music being played
at the Café Terrace at Night.
The same rhythm that was played in the breeze that day;
that was carried through the Irises
and the flowers
and the Sunset at Montmajour
and now through the swirls of royal blue and yellow
on The Starry Night.