A Pixel by Van Gogh by Pardee Lowe, Jr.

A Pixel by Van Gogh
– On Recollecting « Starry Night » –

A pixel
On the inner eye
Through a spot of oil
To join the whole,
To flair out
At brush’s end
Into a streaming swirl
Of stars at night,
To dance
Among the other strokes
And gladden boldly
Someone else’s eye.


Pardee Lowe, Jr. is a poet from Falls Church, VA. He has a B.A. in German, an M.A. in German with Linguistic Emphasis and a PhD in German and Ancient Icelandic, all from UC-Berkeley. His poems have appeared in Nova Bards Anthology (2020 and 2021) and several Quaker publications such as Seasons of the Soul.