Painting across the room.



It is a Monet.
The guy with the thing
About water lilies.
Pond in his backyard.
French impressionism.
Suggestions of more detail
Than is actually painted.
Imagine a stroll out
On your property
Settle into the peace of flowers, bridges
Shimmering waters.
Finches and sparrows
Singing gloriously.
Maybe one mallard
Lands to give silent company.
Paddling.
Painted turtle sunning.
Lucky brat, that Monet.
Once saw some of his on exhibit
In Toronto at A. G. O.
Not to mention seashores
Railway stations, windmills, market days…
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Written on March 22, 2023

Submitted by dougb.19255 on March 22, 2023

Modified by dougb.19255 on March 22, 2023

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Wayne Blair

Born in London. Graduated law 1976 Practised eleven years, Married Hilary 1974 Two kids Lauren 1980 And Jordan 1987. Business failed 1987. Moved not knowing whither. Happy hills of Waterloo Region. Mennonite Country. Thirty four years in Industry. No complaints. Poet, photographer, nature hiker. Harmonica busker. http://puffnchord7.blogspot.com/ more…

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