repost for new readers: Vincent & Ludwig

Scribbled Verse

“Starry Night” by Vincent van Gogh

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Vincent and Ludwig.

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Do you know, my dear Ludwig, that I’ve sold just one of my paintings?”

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“Yes, Vincent, do not despair, my friend, they cannot, will not, fathom the flower that reveals its petals before their eyes”

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“I suppose you are right, old friend. They cannot, will not, hear your ‘Ode to Joy’, though it is you who are deaf!”

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“But my dear Vincent, you do hear my ‘Ode to Joy’, deep in your soul”

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“Yes, I hear it, I feel it, Ludwig, flowing like liquid paint through the canvas of my veins”

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“My dear Vincent, I too feel your brush-strokes, and in each swirl of colour I hear your joy, and I can touch your pain”

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“What does that make us, my friend? Two men cast adrift on the…

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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10 Responses to repost for new readers: Vincent & Ludwig

  1. Hi Jennie, This is reblogged on Facebook and I think Twitter too. I also honored you in a post on my own blog, http://www.allinadaysbreath.wordpress.com. From one teacher to another . . .my best to you.

  2. beetleypete says:

    Nice repost, Jennie. An imaginary conversation that speaks volumes about the arts.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. One of my all-time favorite paintings 🙂

  4. Opher says:

    To stand in a gallery surrounded with the vibrancy of colours that Van Gogh created is a magical experience. If only he could have known how it would work out.

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