On “Wheat Field with Crows”, last painting of Van Gogh.
The fullness of a golden wheat field is crowned
by a flock of dark birds in its migratory fly away.
The health and vigor of the landscape contrasts
with the menace of a cloudy and stormy sky,
which does not prevent the birds’ journey.
They bring by birth its right route
and are the owners of the sky.
Poor humans do not fly and are always doubting
their choice of the three roads Gogh has painted.
We are the owners of the earth and its richness,
but we have neither a little of the crows’ sense.
Published in Young Ravens Literary Review, Issue 4, May 31, 2016.