Van Gogh called yellow
the color of happiness.
He would have painted
an impasto* ocean of petals.
I leave the perfume of words.
Copyright 2017 Brenda Davis Harsham
Notes: If you haven’t seen the BBC’s video of the once-in-a-lifetime California Super Bloom, take a minute to click here. It’s as magical as van Gogh’s sunflowers.
*Impasto is laying paint on so thickly it creates a raised texture.