haiku, haiku-year, poetry

18 July 1889 – a Thursday

Life is a harshness.
I lose myself in wonder —
my book is not here 1

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Background image: Blossoming Almond Tree by Vincent van Gogh, Oil on Canvas, Saint-Rémy, France: February, 1890, Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

From 16 July to 21 August 1889 there is no correspondence from Vincent Van Gogh.

  1. Arles, 16 July 1889.
    I have made enquiries in Paris about the book you ordered from me and they replied that it was out of print. If you want another volume, please give me the title, and I shall send it to you forthwith; if not, I shall return your money on your next visit to me. Yours faithfully,
    H. Lamblot
    successor to A. Jauffret. Letter 791