Sunny… A poem and a painting, by a guy named Joe



I was walking through town in the rain and snow

Window shopping looking at art

Came across a Van Gogh

Bright yet dark in a beautiful way

“Sunflowers on Gold”

The painting brightened up a cloudy day


I was sitting in a park on a pond bank

A fresh piece of canvas

On which to paint

A memory of a beautiful day

Bright yet dark in a beautiful way

Inspired the painting I painted today

Bright and sunny on a dark red

Beautiful flowers I saw inside my head

Bright yet dark in a beautiful way

I wanted to share a poem a piece of art and a bit of my heart. I love art in all it’s shapes and forms, as I grow older I find a greater appreciation of art. I suppose it is another flower as I rushed though life I didn’t stop to smell. I am one of those people that has to be me sometimes hard headed yet being true to who I am. What I was then and now are not the same I have changed as we all must do. In my youth I would look at the art when “I had to go to the museum” some I liked usually when it was almost picture perfect. I would look at some of the paintings and wonder how that was considered art, especially some of the pieces considered the greatest or most known pieces of all history.

I have found a deeper meaning in artistic expression and the depth of heart sometimes expressed. It may just be that I am viewing the pieces differently because they are creations shared from the depths of ones heart, a beautiful way to view the art from ones heart. I am no Van Gogh yet I am a simple man Joe… I hope you enjoyed the poem and the painting inspired by one of the greats.

Thank you for allowing me to share a thought or two and perhaps a smile or two Thank you for being the change positive and making our world a better place for all we share it with. Please, Share a smile and share your love making our world a better place we can always use more. 🙂 Joe