Starry Starry Night  

rm_gata11459 57F
8849 posts
3/25/2006 3:40 pm

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10/12/2006 7:07 am

Starry Starry Night

I looked at stars not long ago with a friend... don't think I'll ever look at stars again without thinking of him.. thank you friend xoxo

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.

Now I understand what you tried to say to me,
How you suffered for your sanity,
How you tried to set them free.
They would not listen, they did not know how.
Perhaps they'll listen now.

Starry, starry night.
Flaming flowers that brightly blaze,
Swirling clouds in violet haze,
Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue.
Colors changing hue, morning field of amber grain,
Weathered faces lined in pain,
Are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand.

Now I understand what you tried to say to me,
How you suffered for your sanity,
How you tried to set them free.
They would not listen, they did not know how.
Perhaps they'll listen now.

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.

Starry, starry night.
Portraits hung in empty halls,
Frameless head on nameless walls,
With eyes that watch the world and can't forget.
Like the strangers that you've met,
The ragged men in the ragged clothes,
The silver thorn of bloody rose,
Lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow.

Now I think I know what you tried to say to me,
How you suffered for your sanity,
How you tried to set them free.
They would not listen, they're not listening still.
Perhaps they never will...


Don McLean



Peace xxx K



campfirecozy 66M

3/25/2006 5:20 pm

Great memories!
Cozy


628141 35F

3/25/2006 5:59 pm

I will save this one as a favorite....never had read this poem.....
sweetgrl Anna


redrobin012057 59F

3/25/2006 6:39 pm

Oh that bought back memories .....a truely lovely composition by Don McLean.Thank you for sharing.


rm_emerald6912 48M
545 posts
3/25/2006 8:06 pm

great song, for an earless man...lol


Kaliedascope61 41M
4084 posts
3/25/2006 10:03 pm

im gonna have to go give it a listen, thanks


loadeddice05 44M

3/25/2006 11:08 pm

Don Mclean??? Mr. American pie?? HUH! Gonna have to download it!!

BETTER NOT SUCK!!LOL!!XOXO!! LUV YA K!!


2TimesFirst 58M
117 posts
3/25/2006 11:34 pm

A song, as haunting as the man himself


rm_gata11459 57F
10597 posts
3/26/2006 5:59 am

cozy, really good ones.. thanks xoxo gata

Peace xxx K


rm_gata11459 57F
10597 posts
3/26/2006 6:02 am

    Quoting 628141:
    I will save this one as a favorite....never had read this poem.....
    sweetgrl Anna
thanks anna, it is actually a very lovely song.. check it out, im sure you will like it oxox gata

Peace xxx K


rm_gata11459 57F
10597 posts
3/26/2006 6:09 am

    Quoting redrobin012057:
    Oh that bought back memories .....a truely lovely composition by Don McLean.Thank you for sharing.
robin, You are welcome.. xoxo gata

Peace xxx K


rm_gata11459 57F
10597 posts
3/26/2006 6:13 am

Em.. ok so ya had to give me a thump, but i didnt know that vincent van gogh was the inspiration for this.. you are a constant source of good information for me, thank you xoxo gata

Peace xxx K


rm_gata11459 57F
10597 posts
3/26/2006 6:15 am

kaliedascope, let me know what you think xoxo gata

Peace xxx K


rm_gata11459 57F
10597 posts
3/26/2006 6:20 am

    Quoting loadeddice05:
    Don Mclean??? Mr. American pie?? HUH! Gonna have to download it!!

    BETTER NOT SUCK!!LOL!!XOXO!! LUV YA K!!
loaded.. i may lead you to something that sucks, but it wont be a song lol ... luv ya too R xoxo gata

Peace xxx K


rm_gata11459 57F
10597 posts
3/26/2006 6:25 am

    Quoting 2TimesFirst:
    A song, as haunting as the man himself

2TimesFirst.. yes it is haunting.. guess that is why i like it so much xoxo gata

Peace xxx K


loadeddice05 44M

3/26/2006 7:06 am

Downloading the song as I type!! Hmmn! how you doin today ???


rm_gata11459 57F
10597 posts
3/26/2006 9:00 am

loaded..ahh ya make me laugh so.. xoxo gata. btw.. not one feckin worthwhile thing..and you??

Peace xxx K


loadeddice05 44M

3/26/2006 10:30 pm

O.k. Not a hippie! But I believe in free love!! Did not like this song?? Maybe!! I need to spin it again??? HMNN!


rm_gata11459 57F
10597 posts
3/27/2006 4:12 am

lol.. loaded.. maybe you do.. everybody likes this song.. dont be difficult xoxo gata

Peace xxx K


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