Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Flop Art

The artist named Vincent van Gogh
could not sell his paintings for dough
They deemed his work bad
and then he went mad
And to him a debt we all owe

Top: Van Gogh's Starry Night (1889); Above: Kirk Douglas
Van Gogh in Lust For Life (Vincente Minnelli, 1956)


Gordon in China said...

It's pronounced "Van GOCH"; didn't you see "Manhattan"? (Also see www.vggallery.com/misc/pronunciation.htm) I think this calls for a rewrite with an entirely new rhyme scheme.

surly hack said...

A rhyme scheming stickler, I see
A critic that bickers is he
With license poetic
I find him pathetic
For never a nitpicker be

surly hack said...

What rhymes with Van Goch?

As pastor he tried leading flock
then donned a beret and a smock
His sanity veered
an earlobe he sheared
and shot himself down with a Glock