Merci, Monsieur Claude

Au, mon cher, Claude!

I have longed for this moment

ready with this eager pen, this expectant paper

and donned my prettiest words

to express to you

the first time ever I saw

Water Lillies

It pulled,

(not so gently),

emotion from me

till it spilled over out of new eyes

the greens, the blues, the peeking pinks

the movement, the quiet, definite, almost imperceptible

the light smudges and wise swipes

nature, not exagerated

but real

which made it all the more

the more

a complete pastiche

brimming with ebullience

visually redolent

an award to every sense

my spirit deliciates in each encounter

abask in all its light


pure warmth

my heart bellows appreciation

backwards across time

I beheld love

◄ A Fine Mesh

Inevitables ►


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Ja'Net McDonald

Thu 30th Mar 2017 19:28

Thank you, guys! And, yes Cynthia it was for extra emphasis. Thank you both again.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Thu 30th Mar 2017 17:31

Stu is spot on. Well done. 'peeking pink' is superb.

Do a quick spell check.

I think the first line should probably be: 'Mon cher Claude' but maybe not, if you intend extra emphasis.

Wouldn't say a word if I didn't think it was so good.

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Stu Buck

Thu 30th Mar 2017 17:14

really enjoyed this! i love ekphrastic poetry, so this is right up my alley. very lovely use of tone and language throughout.
thanks for posting.

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