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IN THE MEADOW, Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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You fair and I dark had colored the day
with sorrel and moss, bluebell and violet,
As an errant breeze swept each cloud away
from a sky bordered by jaded eyelet. 
I wished you bliss and loyal company,
A life filled with love, no burdens to bear,
Sister, you prayed the same things for me
‘Til shadows deepened from our despair.  
We gathered blooms as we wept o’er men,
Hearts finding comfort in identical tears
that fell on soft ground till we smiled again 
and trotted home like unbroken yearlings. 
There, I banned burs sense could not free,
while you simply pruned my sensibility.

*This was inspired by two works of art. Renoir's IN THE MEADOW (click on the about this poem link if you can) and Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. 

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  1. Date: 8/26/2012 7:37:00 PM
    not ok

  1. Date: 8/26/2012 5:34:00 PM
    So cool Dee..I really really liked it..I have been thinking of those bur thingies..the black ones which used to get all over your socks? Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/25/2012 8:28:00 PM
    Hey, Cyndi! It's not so on Ruben, in "my poems" click on form...then if you look at the middle of the page: there is just one ekphrasis... I just want you to see the painting...there is a link as a footnote... If you want, you can humiliate me writing a sonnet about this painting. LOL! Have a great night. Ruben.

  1. Date: 8/24/2012 9:39:00 PM
    Well...I wrote one ekphrasis...a sh---y one! : ) "Old man in Blue" inspired by "Old Man in Sorrow" by Vincent van Gogh. The painting is incredible... but my poem : P

  1. Date: 8/24/2012 8:45:00 PM
    "Truly original" Beautiful. "INSENSED" Aspiring, Imagery. Unique style as well. "I love you Poetry." Goodbye for now, "Cyndi" Sincerly: Charles Gregory Marks

  1. Date: 8/24/2012 8:41:00 PM
    I am going to fav this one, for it speaks to my heart Cyndi, love vie