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Monet's Poppy Field

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Monet's Poppy Field

One late afternoon

Off in the distance 

You could hear their giggles

Mother and child

Umbrellas draw shade

As the scarlet poppies

Decorate their hearts-

Imaginations run wild

*Poem based on Monet’s famous oil painting, “Poppy Field"

Written for Rick Parise's Contest-New Poem-Any Form-5 lines


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  1. Date: 1/29/2013 8:28:00 PM
    Beautifully said Gwen, Poppies done by Monet would be mesmerizing. I love all of the old artists, they have contributed so much to our lives.

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 1:22:00 PM
    One of my all time fav paintings and artists! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 6:21:00 AM
    This is beautiful,Gwendolen.Congratulations!

  1. Date: 12/24/2012 12:43:00 PM
    Oh, this is gorgeous! I love Monet and you have described this particular painting so creatively.

  1. Date: 12/24/2012 5:30:00 AM
    Good morning, Rix,, A nice warm congratulations for the very nice win in Rick's "Any 5 Line Poem" Wishing you the best holidays to come. Merry Christmas and a happy new year. Love~LINDA

  1. Date: 12/23/2012 11:56:00 PM
    Congrats , Gwenie, googled it to find this amazing painting!! Jag

  1. Date: 12/23/2012 1:49:00 PM
    Congratulations on your winning spot Gwenny love, well deserved xx

  1. Date: 12/23/2012 3:04:00 AM
    Congrats on your win,Gwendolen...Thank you for stopping by to read my poem... I really do appreciate your inspiring,Mehnaz

  1. Date: 12/22/2012 8:12:00 PM
    Congratulation for the Contest..This is the BEST :) BRAVO !!!! :) <3 <3<3

  1. Date: 12/22/2012 8:10:00 PM sweet...very beautiful,,. yovela my girl loves this poem so much... she says her thanks for you aunt Gwendy..and a big big .Merry Christmas hugs....<3<3<3

  1. Date: 12/22/2012 5:28:00 PM
    Now this one I HAD not seen, Gwen. It's so pretty. I love that picture too. BIG congrats for your win.

  1. Date: 12/22/2012 4:26:00 PM
    Gwendolen I like this poem and Monet, but Van Gogh will always be my favourite artist... I wish you and your family a very Merry and peaceful David..

  1. Date: 12/22/2012 2:12:00 PM
    Lovely piece,Gwen...Great work...Congrats on your well deserved win in this contest...kudos to you and Merry Xmas in advance..

  1. Date: 12/22/2012 2:04:00 PM
    congrats on your win Gwen

  1. Date: 12/22/2012 6:57:00 AM
    LOvely imagery Gwendolen! The scene breathes of happiness. Nice!

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 8:01:00 PM
    This is perfect for Rick's contest Gwendolen! I am so impressed with the way you painted this image within this write...based on a painting in itself! Very vivid and richly imagined! I truly loved reading this delightful poem this evening! What a fantastic piece, Great Work!!