The Official Writing Challenge
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Date interesting character study. You obviously put a great deal of thought into the wording and the rhythm of your poem. Nice job.
I was deeply moved by this poem! I read a fictionalized biography of Van Gogh and was fascinated by his life and his personality--in many ways can identify with him. Your vivid writing brings him to life for me as well.

In answer to the poem's final question, yes--this artist did know his Creator and in the early part of his life was actually an active and dedicated missionary to a coal mining community! But he was frowned upon by his superiors for choosing to live among the miners as one of them and to selflessly care for all their needs--and this hypocricy alienated him from the church and eventually from all organized "religion."