Revisiting Van Gogh

(impressionist studies)

Angeline Yap



what prompted You
to shape
the nape of neck,
or lips
to make
the sound of shape;
to carve
the curve of love;
or drape
on earth
a loveliness so beautiful
it aches?

11/10/97 revised 15/10, 8/11, 30/11, 18/1/98

First published in Fulcrum -- an annual of poetry and aesthetics (USA), No. 1, "A Map of English-language Poetry," 2002

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Last modified: 10 July 2003