Carer with Irises, 1890

I said to him Vincent

but he was, like, silent

so I didn’t raise my voice I said

Mr Van Gogh

don’t you think that’s enough?

but he kept right on stuffing

irises into the jug

that little white one.

I said That’s enough!

You’ll spill the lot

all over your nice white cloth!

He took no notice

carried right on

jamming them in.


Poor silly bugger,

he’s only been

and painted that white cloth green!