Hold they to the joy of Spring in its splendor of light
This blooming array of life new vibrant and so very real
Known be such glory this heart shall not conceal
Delicate and whimsical these blooms of flowers be
Vincent you paint upon canvas and known is Spring's decree.
Rose Marie Raccioppi
Blossoming Almond Tree, Oil on canvas, Saint-Rémy, February 1890, Vincent van Gogh, 1853-1890, Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam