Van Gogh's Postman

Vincent Van Gogh, "Postman Joseph Roulin." Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Vincent Van Gogh, "Postman Joseph Roulin." Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

What does he deliver, the postman?
Unfinished pale streaks coming together in one hand,
Blood red outlining the other, blue etches that show the sky,
What do they possess?
What did he see in those beady dark eyes that followed him around the studio,
Pink face vomiting green beard?
Does the postman deliver only blue?

Patrick D. Joycepoetry