the swirl of Van Gogh’s
I've certainly written a lot of haiku and haibun around Vincent van Gogh, but never combined snow and that wonderful painting I had the privilege to see up close in Amsterdam and London.
I love the idea, and have experienced, pop-up snowstorms! And I've experienced the swirls of Van Gogh's brushstrokes when I couldn't believe it, but I was able to be a couple of millimetres away from his wheatfields painting, and it had no glass front. The brushstrokes continue to be mesmerising the closer you get to them.
the snow falls
out of itself
Nick Virgilio Writers House Poetry: Volume 1: haiku, senryu, and tanka
ed. Henry Brann (upright remington press July 2019)