Budding iris of blue violet tone and hue
Such splendor lovingly captured by you
With hand and heart 'tis beauty abound
And this within each flower painted found
Strokes of color, delicate, bold, in light cast
Be these majestic blooms in strokes ever last
Blossoms and Spring winds each in an embrace
The blessed touch of the Creator's grace
Vincent your gift of devotion here you give
Behold I the glory of those moments lived.
Rose Marie Raccioppi
Irises, 1889, Oil on canvas, Vincent van Gogh, 1853-1890, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California.