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Vincent

by Don McLean

§1. Starry, starry night.
Paint your palette blue and grey,
Look out on a summer’s day,
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul.
Shadows on the hills,
Sketch the trees and the daffodils,
Catch the breeze and the winter chills,
In colors on the snowy linen land.

§3. For they could not love you,
But still your love was true.
And when no hope was left in sight
On that starry, starry night,
You took your life, as lovers often do.
But I could have told you, Vincent,
This world was never meant for one
As beautiful as you.

In observance of the National Poetry Month.

6 Responses

  1. I love that song. I hope that whatever personal struggles you are suffering through will soon be resolved. I’m thinking about ya.

  2. Oh I do love that song 🙂

  3. I’ve always loved that song. I hope you are feeling better and not being too hard on yourself. We are all human and we all make mistakes.

  4. lovely and sad…

  5. I am now sitting here, singing that lovely lovely song. Don McLean and Harry Chapin. What storytellers.

  6. I’ve always loved that song! Sending good thought s your way…. Take care, Matt.

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