Impressionist Scene

We walk silently, side by side
wander from delineated path.
Step softly
into mountain meadow
enveloped in heady scent.

Wildflower carpet at our feet
damask cloth spread upon the blooms.
She sits demurely
holds one tempting peach aloft,
just beyond my reach.

I stretch to touch her wrist
guide velvet fruit to slightly parted lips.
Succulent flesh drips sweet nectar,
blurs into rivulet on milky neck.
And I sit mesmerized.

Her image blurred through tears.
Serene beauty
framed amidst soft meadow hues.


Written for dVerse, the virtual pub for poets. Today Bjorn hosts and continues with his exploration of artistic movements. We are to paint with words, in the style of Impressionism, capturing images to create a scene. Impressionism is not dark. We are to lighten our poem with colors, but preferably not using color words. Instead our images/objects/scenes mentioned should evoke a sense of color by their very nature. Pub opens at 3 PM Boston time. Come share your impressionistic view or just stop by to imbibe some words! 

53 thoughts on “Impressionist Scene

    • lillian March 16, 2017 / 3:10 pm

      Thanks, Bjorn. I sure love the look and feel of a peach as well as the taste! Hoping the setting of the piece lends itself more to Impressionism than erotica!

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  1. Glenn Buttkus March 16, 2017 / 3:14 pm

    Gosh, the poem is both impressionistic & sensual–reminding me of O’Keefe’s floral erotica. It is light, airy, romantic & lavender-lovely.

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    • lillian March 16, 2017 / 3:20 pm

      Oh my, thank you Glenn! What a lovely comment to receive…made my afternoon! Must sign off now….places to go…shall be reading with hot cup of steaming coffee in hand in the AM. Looking forward to it πŸ™‚

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  2. kim881 March 16, 2017 / 3:27 pm

    Beautifull sensual, Lillian and I love those final lines so much:
    ‘Her image blurred through tears.
    Serene beauty
    framed amidst soft meadow hues.’

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    • lillian March 19, 2017 / 8:55 am

      Thank you, Kim. I loved this prompt. I will be truly late to the reading of others…but I shall get there. πŸ™‚

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  3. kanzensakura March 16, 2017 / 3:31 pm

    And often times, Impressionist art is extremely sensual. I really enjoyed this lovely piece from you. Peaches…only blackberries tie with them in taste and sensuality.

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    • lillian March 19, 2017 / 8:56 am

      mmmmm…..blackbrries……Thank you, Toni.
      Shall be very late to the readings here…but I shall get there πŸ™‚ Life calls.

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  4. frankhubeny March 16, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    Nice description of a walk through the mountain meadow viewed through tears.

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  5. Candy March 16, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    This is an imressionist painting in words! So lovely

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    • lillian March 19, 2017 / 8:58 am

      I’ve always enjoyed impressionism….especially Monet’s water lilies. This was a fun prompt! Shall get to the reading of others — Looking forward to it just very busy these last few days.

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  6. Bev March 16, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    A beautiful word painting, Lillian. Kudos to you.

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    • lillian March 19, 2017 / 8:58 am

      Thank you for the kind words, Bev. I loved the prompt. Shall get to the reading of others….life has been busy here.

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  7. Kathy Reed March 16, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    Now I wish I had bought peaches at the grocery store!! Like the painting, we often read or write through tears for relief

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    • lillian March 19, 2017 / 8:59 am

      I am ready for spring and summer and fresh yummy fruit, other than apples and oranges! πŸ™‚

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  8. Grace March 16, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    Specially love: velvet fruit and blurs into rivulet on milky neck. Lovely share Lillian ~

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    • lillian March 19, 2017 / 9:00 am

      Thank you, Grace. Shall get to the reading of others paint-by-words…..life has been busy here πŸ™‚

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    • lillian March 19, 2017 / 9:00 am

      Thank you, Victoria. I do love impressionism….especially Monet. VERY late in my reading but I shall get there πŸ™‚ I promise. Life has been busy these last few days.

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  9. Singledust March 16, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    love the delicacy in your words, wrist, peach, damask all conjour up delicate deliberate movements

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    • lillian March 19, 2017 / 9:02 am

      Thank you so much for this lovely and very thoughtful comment. Much appreciated! πŸ™‚ Very late to my reading of others’ paint-by-word posts. Shall get there either later today or early tomorrow morn. Busyness here πŸ™‚

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  10. ladynyo March 16, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    Oh, this is so sensual! Impressionistic but concrete enough for me.

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    • lillian March 19, 2017 / 9:03 am

      Thank you! I did enjoy the challenge of not using color words πŸ™‚ but “painting” none the less!

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    • lillian March 19, 2017 / 9:03 am

      πŸ™‚ Hope you got taste too! πŸ™‚

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  11. sarahbawden March 17, 2017 / 12:22 am

    Love how sensuous this post is (not sexual, just sensuous) and breathtakingly beautiful.

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    • lillian March 19, 2017 / 9:05 am

      Ohhhh….thank you so much! I am VERY late to my reading of others’ here…but shall get there later today or early Monday morn. Too much busyness here! 😦

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    • lillian March 19, 2017 / 9:06 am

      Thank you! πŸ™‚ Much busyness here….so shall get to reading others’ paint-by-words posts later today or early tomorrow morn.

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    • lillian March 19, 2017 / 9:06 am

      Thank you! Shall get to reading others’ paint-by-word posts later today or early Monday morn…lots of life’s busyness here lately!

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      • rosemawrites March 20, 2017 / 5:29 am

        awww. it’s okay dear Lill! ❀

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    • lillian March 19, 2017 / 9:07 am

      Bonjour! Merci! Really appreciate your comment here Sarah. Too much busyness in my life these past few days. Shall get to reading others’ posts / word painting later today or early Monday morn. Looking forward to it!

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  12. kaykuala h March 17, 2017 / 6:18 am

    Her image blurred through tears.
    Serene beauty
    framed amidst soft meadow hues.

    Beautiful ending wrapped in impressionistic garb! Great Lillian!

    Hank

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    • lillian March 19, 2017 / 9:08 am

      Thank you! As I’ve said to others….too much busyness in my life these past few days. Just responding now and shall get to reading others’ paint-by-word posts later today or early Monday morn. Looking forward to it……I do LOVE impressionism!

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    • lillian March 19, 2017 / 9:09 am

      Glad you enjoyed, Paul. Soooo late to my imbibing here — too much busyness in life these past few days. Will get to reading others’ either this afternoon or early Monday morn. Looking forward to it!

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      • paul scribbles March 19, 2017 / 9:25 am

        It has been the same here. I have just finished my comments this very minute. Now for a Sunday afternoon of….well….nothing to do….lovely.

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  13. Mish March 17, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    Love the cadence of
    “Step softly
    into mountain meadow
    enveloped in heady scent”

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    • lillian March 19, 2017 / 9:10 am

      Ah, thank you, Mish! I am slow to the reading on this prompt —- too much busyness invaded my life these past few days. Will get to ther reading of other’s paint-by-word posts later today or early Monday morn. Looking forward to it! πŸ™‚

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  14. Manja Mexi Movie March 19, 2017 / 10:41 am

    I thought I’d mention: For some reason this post and the next two didn’t appear in my reader. The most recent one just earlier did, however. I noticed it once before already. Just to let you know.

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    • lillian March 19, 2017 / 1:08 pm

      Thank you. I think it’s because it originally posted on the wrong date – backwards. IE two days prior. So I went in and updated the publish date — which negated all the links😳. After 2+ years and 500+ posts, I’m still learning the technologyπŸ™ƒ.
      So very nice of you to follow me and let me know this. Hope it’s smooth Reading for you from now on❀

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