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"As You Like It" --of Jaques
van Gogh's Wheat Field With Sun and Cloud
All of you loved his quiet dampened mood.
While strangers strolled their sumptuous suppers off
through lanes of the greenest shades--he there stood
to lessen the hushed minds that'd scoff
at finding in his melancholy pause: less
than some wonderful lesson for their part

& yet you loved his gentle bating heart,
his subtle power of soft set cheerfulness

... strangers, glancing over these empty eyes
those hastily drawn lips would marvel that
so stilled a countenance should be the habitat
of gilded inclement Mind!... so soothing wise
as kindly crossed, or morbidly drawn from the dreams
of  Death crowned with Life's radiant beams