Monet at Giverny 9-12 / 16

“Though lovers be lost, love shall not;
and Death shall have no Dominion.”
Dylan Thomas 

Monet at Giverny
9-12 /16


the lady of the lake
holding out her hand
handing him an apple
l’offrande du coeur
a scarlet heart of flame

 monochromatic this island
brown earth in a crimson lake
the world reborn in tulips


when the dying sun
molten fire spreading
its limpid light

sky brimming over into pond
trapped in low clouds
a slash of colour here
and there a tree
a fountain of gold

 the sun an apple
on a setting branch


silver-white the money plant
moonlight between fine-tuned fingers
its rattle of seeds

blunt the moon’s bite
raked from water
gaunt its gesture
matched ripples
face to face
with the moon


upside down these clouds
bright in their winter boats

the night wind blows
clean dry bones
across the sky



9 thoughts on “Monet at Giverny 9-12 / 16

  1. Thank you, Meg. I have tried to interweave the paintings with allusions too Dylan Thomas’s verse, along with my own reactions and wordings. The result is what you see before you. I am so glad it appeals.


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