A poem adaptation of an excerpt from Kierkegaard's Either/Or

Søren Kierkegaard (sketch by the author)

To the seventh heaven, I was brought.
In assembly, where be seated all Gods.
“Youth, power, a long life, the prettiest girl?”,
said Mercury, “Choose. But one you must”.

I felt blessed to have been granted a wish,
but also sad for I knew I was at a loss.
“Esteemed contemporaries”, I addressed myself thus…
“May the laughter always be on my side.”

What followed?
A silence…

Not an answer. But to my surprise, all began to laugh.
Hmm...That was the day I learned God had good taste.
For it would have been grave,
to simply answer “It has been granted.”

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image source: wiki

I have always been fascinated with the paintings of Van Gogh and his life. I recently had watched the movie Loving Vincent(2017) that provided further insights into his personal life, his journey into art and his struggles.

Here is a short poem I wrote a while ago as a tribute to his life and his sufferings. I hope you will excuse errors of any sort made by this non native English speaker:)

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Ujjwal Gyawali

Ujjwal Gyawali

CS grad, loves traveling and learning languages, interested in art, portraits and music, loves cats and quite an introvert.