Will Gauguin like them in his room?
Even van Gogh said he was mad about
Gauguin even painted van Gogh
Painting his sunflowers.
Those sunflowers, the cycle of life.
From those buds to showing maturity.
Then death in its final epitaph not on
A gravestone but on the canvas.
Spiky twisted stems that epitomise
Life in the raw.
Of green sepals and bristling seed heads
That speak of the passion of life.
But Gauguin didn’t stay; van Gogh
Frustration seen in the melting gold flowers.