This is one of my favorites by virtue of a response I got on another site
which I quote below, (except for one word):
“ What is it about this that so impresses you? “
Well, I’m no master of critique.
It’s hard to put into words… like you said, it is a mood piece.
Simply put, I like the way it made me feel. It made me feel something – unlike so many other poems out there. I’m not trying to be evasive, but… what is it about Van Gogh that makes his paintings move me? For the life of me I could not tell you.
I do like the way you start with color… then switch to the house in grey shadows… and then the lamp in the attic, and snow following that… I may be off base on your intent – but for me there seemed to be a sense of hope there… or something mysterious happening…. Most of all I found it to be a thing of beauty… the way you worded it…
I don’t know… it just moved me. And the most important test of any poem (for me) is if it stays with you… this stayed in my mind hours after I read it, and I found myself reflecting on it.
S, John… it made me feel. There is so much well crafted poetry that seems hollow inside that I read. This is well crafted AND it does not seem hollow. . .
Sorry I can’t be more precise. But I did like it – a lot.
The writer summarized what I was hoping to achieve for a reader; it made me
feel very good
Again, thanks for reading.