Colleen’s Poetry Challenge #Cinquain #Poetry #Challenge #VincentVanGogh #COV19 #Coronavirus

A Mirror Cinquain.

Which comprises a : Cinquain, 2 , 4, 6, 8, and Reverse Cinquain 2, 8, 6, 4, and 2

Here is my poem about the Spring Garden painting which was stolen from the Singer Laren Museum in the Netherlands on Van Gogh’s birthday.

What strikes me about this is the calculated nastiness of:

1. Stealing the painting on the artist’s birthday.

2. Particularly as Van Gogh never achieved recognition during his lifetime which was tormented by poverty, mental health problems and ultimately suicide.

3. Timing the robbery to occur on the First day of Spring.

4. When the world is in the throes of a terrible virus which is killing thousands of people. What a calculated act.

 

Vincent

Van Gogh’s birthday

Marred by show off robbers

An opportunist crime caper

So sad

 

More so

‘Cause Vincent didn’t get his dues

Virus villains stealing

Priceless Beauty

In Spring

To find out more about the robbery:

Van Gogh painting Spring Garden stolen from Dutch museum: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-52097246

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/van-gogh-spring-garden-stolen-painting-netherlands-singer-laren-a9436036.html

The link to Colleen’s blog to join in her challenges:

 https://colleenchesebro.com/2020/03/31/colleens-2020-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-171-specificform/

What do you make of that?

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I’m thrilled to announce I am included amongst some wonderful poets in Colleen Chesebro’s poetry book store: https://colleenchesebro.com/poetry-books-for-sale/

Early reviews: 5 stars from Ritu Bhathal https://butismileanyway.com/2020/02/29/february-2020-books-amreading/

And 5 star review from Colleen Chesebro: February 2020 Books #AmReading

Another 5 star review from Sally Cronin: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2020/03/04/smorgasbord-book-reviews-poetry-and-prose-mr-sagittarius-by-m-j-mallon/

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Marje @ Kyrosmagica

Hi. Welcome to my blog: M J Mallon - Kyrosmagica Publishing. A blog about magic, books, writing, laughter, and much more! I'm a debut writer, my first YA fantasy novel The Curse of Time - Book 1 - Bloodstone is set in Cambridge. I write book reviews on my blog and on Goodreads. I have a penchant for travel and have relatives in far flung places, Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore, (my birthplace.) I grew up in in Bonnie Scotland, in Edinburgh, and now live in Cambridge. I love sunny, hot places, particularly Rome, Venice, Portugal, Barcelona, and I forgot to mention the sun drenched beaches of the Caribbean, how could I? I am lucky to have been blessed with two lovely daughters and a husband who I fondly refer to in this blog as my black sheep. Family joke! With my passion for travel, culture, beautiful beaches, good food, books, theatre, writing, and humour, I hope to keep you entertained. I'm loving every minute of this creative journey, please join me.

26 thoughts on “Colleen’s Poetry Challenge #Cinquain #Poetry #Challenge #VincentVanGogh #COV19 #Coronavirus”

      1. The scheduler. It’s driving me mad. Seems difficult to unschedule posts and publish now with this gutenberg thing. Might have to contact happiness engineers! By the way have you read Mr. Sagittarius? Would love some more reviews. x

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  1. Marje, I love this theme. It’s very pleasing on the eyes. 😀 Your mirror Cinquain was eye opening. What was this about Van Gogh’s painting? I hadn’t heard this. With everything going on you wouldn’t think something like that would happen!!

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    1. Hi Colleen, Thank you. I do too. ❤ And thank you for your kind comments about my mirror Cinquain. I've added a couple of links to newspaper articles about the robbery. Yes, I suppose the thieves thought it an ideal time as security would be low due to the Coronavirus. Terrible. 😦

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      1. Will do. We left super early for Home Depot to get more paint. We were masked and protected. We were back in little over an hour. Very few people about so that worked out well. Be safe and take care of your family. Is Hubby better?

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  2. There is something really special about a poem that uses an enticing image and tells a story, particularly about history that let’s us learn something intriguing that we might never heard of too. Excellent idea Marje and fantastic poem 🙂

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  3. You’re right Marje, this was a dispicable act. It was most likely designed this way by the robbers to get maximum attention. Your fabulous cinquains delivered the message beautifully. Well done! ❤

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