Thursday, September 8, 2011



'to give an impression of an impression'


Orange sun, gazing at its own reflection.
The bustling dockyard, softened by morning mist.
The muted conversation in the little boat.
The rhythm of the rowlocks.
Clouds, lit from beneath, like a canopy.
The mist rising.
Hold back the garish day!


Scarcely noticed in the winter sky
When all is clear and bright,
And the forecasts for the inland say
'There will be frost tonight'.
So small, so easily overlooked
In all that expanse of blue.
A half-moon, a little white snowball,
 Delicately cut in two.
At night the moon seems flatter
More like a disc of light.
The brilliance of its shining
Makes rotundity quite slight.
But see, here in the daylight,
Looking up from on the ground,
We see the moon is a perfect globe,
Most wonderfully round.


Kay L. Davies said...

I love "the muted conversation in the little boat", Brenda, I can almost hear it.
And the daylight moon is an impression of another sort, isn't it?
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Laurie Kolp said...

Both great, but I especially like the first one!


Liz Rice-Sosne said...

I really liked both of these ... and appreciated the manner in which you wrote the prompt.

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Wonderful interpretation of those images

Kerry O'Connor said...

I love the way you brought Monet's painting to new life with your words - poetic and artistic.

Mystic_Mom said...

I love these both, the mist and the moon. Very nicely done. Two new favorites for me.

Cad said...

The rhythm of the rowlocks.

Loved the sound of this...

Margaret Gosden said...

I have never seen that Monet painting? What is the signature at the bottom left hand side?