This is the literary weblog of Jeffrey W. Hull, M.D., a pediatrician. It is intended mainly as a place to maintain a collection of poetry created for the enjoyment of a few friends and as an archive for my family. All material is protected by US copyright.

Jeffrey Hull

Friday, March 03, 2006

Portrait




Portrait of Dr.Gachet, Vincent van Gogh, June 1890


I had a portrait painted
   To suit my vanity;
I saw it, almost fainted–
   What had he done to me?

I had a bio written
   To justify my life;
I must say I was smitten:
   It flayed me like a knife.

I had a garden party
   To celebrate my fame;
With food and drink most hearty–
   But then nobody came.

I had a fancy funeral
   To give my soul a boost;
But misdeeds, late or sooner'l
   Come waltzing home to roost:

I lie here six feet under
   In mould'ring fancy clothes
And cannot help but wonder
   How fitfully I doze.


© 2006 Jeffrey Hull

3 Comments:

Ms. Dickinson emailed me from beyond. Said, "That Popeye's HOT! When he passes over, I;m-a jump that man's bones!"
She did whisper in my ear a few times in the last couple of weeks.
this is a very nice one! Keep it up.

Andrew

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