Posted by: victanguera | November 11, 2009

Writing Prompt #95

In July, 1882, Vincent Van Gogh wrote a letter to his brother, Theo. In it, he included a watercolour and his thoughts on the tree setting he used. I think it is such a wonderful setting that I thought I’d use it for today’s prompt:

A sombre landscape — that dead tree beside a stagnant pond covered in duckweed, in the distance a Rijnspoor depot where railway lines cross, smoke-blackened buildings — also green meadows, a cinder road and a sky in which the clouds are racing, grey with an occasional gleaming white edge, and a depth of blue where the clouds tear apart for a moment.

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