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Monet's Garden

I’ve been privileged ‘cause I’ve seen The paintings of Monet. One museum near my house Has many on display. The gardens of Monet provided So much inspiration, His palette came from Nature More than his imagination. I never knew how true that was Until I paid a visit To Monet’s garden, re-created, Looking most exquisite. The experts horticultural Of New York’s main Botanical Did such a bang-up job I’m sure Their research was fanatical. The water lily ponds are filled With plants as flat as platters And such purple-petaled flowers Standing next to them just flatters. There’s a copy of the famous bridge From Monet’s house in France And surrounding it, a swirl of blooms The colors of romance. A vacation to Giverny Isn’t something I have planned, But the New York imitation Made me start to understand That the genius of Monet was more Than paintings that enchanted; For the magic he created Was inspired by what he planted. (written after visiting The New York Botanical Garden’s exhibit)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012




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Date: 9/9/2012 8:39:00 PM
Wow, Of all the poems I have read since I've been online this is the best. The meter is perfect, the subject divine. This is a superb poem. One that should go in an anthology.
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Date: 9/9/2012 10:29:00 AM
Beautiful poem. Monet is my favourite painter and I saw his exhibit at Tia Pa Pa museum in New Zealand, then went to his bridge in France. You have captured the feel so well. I'm having a lovely Sunday reading your work. Lee
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Date: 9/9/2012 12:17:00 AM
I saw his work in the Louvre. he was one of my favorites! Lovely poem.
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Date: 9/8/2012 1:37:00 PM
wow, I'd love to see that too, Ilene - excellent write. We went on a coach trip to Paris and thought the included excursion was to Monet's garden, but we'd booked up for the wrong week and went to the Palace of Versaille instead. Maybe next time, lol.
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Date: 9/8/2012 12:22:00 PM
As usual, a great poem with pervasive descriptiveness and rhyming.
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Date: 9/8/2012 7:02:00 AM
A lovely garden Ilene. Have a peaceful weekend. - Oxox love Anne-Lise :)
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