poetry critical

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Random Poem:

Van Gogh's Last Day
larrylark

(after 'Painter On His Way To Work' by Francis Bacon)
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In his field of dreams, rivers of molten soil
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flow back to the volcano.
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Feet planted under garish light.
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Sprinklings of sulphuric ash envelope token crops.
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Easel, canvas, paint; footnotes which await
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off stage. Trees empty of foliage
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bend in a mistral wind, echoing
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dun-coloured mirage looming between dark branches.    
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Crows fly; crazy, circular,skim low,
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Smouldering wing tips trimmed for winter flight.
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A single shot sends black masques
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soaring from the site.
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