A Giverny Night

Claude Monet tiptoed
through last night’s deep slumber.
Wrapped my dream in glorious blooms,
hushed pinks fading into hazy purple iris.
Calmed my senses
with myriad brushed greens.
Dewed my eyes
as undulating water lilies
nudged me into wakefulness.
I sit remembering
and smile.

Quadrille written for dVerse, the virtual pub for poets around the globe. Today Mish asks us to include the word “wrap” or a form of the word, within our poem of exactly 44 words, sans title.

Claude Monet images in public domain.

21 thoughts on “A Giverny Night

  1. Mish July 25, 2022 / 3:32 pm

    Aww, reading this aloud sent me into auditory bliss with…..”hushed pinks fading” and “myriad brushed greens”. A dreamy place to visit indeed.


  2. a.h. starlingsson July 25, 2022 / 3:40 pm

    Beautifully painted! Daubed with just the right words and consistency…


  3. Glenn A. Buttkus July 25, 2022 / 4:06 pm

    Let’s hear it for Claude, a master Sandman. These days I dream of Russian paratroopers dropping out of the sky, and tanks in the streets. I prefer your dreams.


  4. Ron. July 25, 2022 / 4:50 pm

    Beautifully written and delivered, L. A fine tribute to my second-favorite impressionist. Thanks.


  5. Nitin Lalit July 25, 2022 / 5:00 pm

    It’s wonderful what art can do to you. Evoking feelings and engendering dreams. You’ve captured that beautifully here.


  6. Susan St.Pierre July 25, 2022 / 5:06 pm

    Those beautiful dreams are prone to lingering. How wonderful it is when we savor them!


  7. Gillena Cox July 25, 2022 / 5:17 pm

    Awesome dream☺



  8. Raivenne July 25, 2022 / 7:32 pm

    Such a relaxing dreamstate I want to curl up and dream of Monet now.


  9. Leyde Ryan July 26, 2022 / 2:05 am

    Oooh, gotta love this–I’d like a visit from Monet tonight!


  10. merrildsmith July 26, 2022 / 11:54 am

    Beautifully written, and what a lovely, amazing dream to have! I would wake smiling, too. 😊


  11. Rob Kistner July 27, 2022 / 6:43 pm

    Wonderful waking trip though the soul and vision of an artist as experienced through your eyes Lil! Thank you for tye journey.


  12. Ali Grimshaw July 28, 2022 / 11:04 am

    What a divine dream. I am smiling at the thought. This was a great way to start my morning. Thank you.


  13. ben Alexander July 29, 2022 / 11:22 am

    wow! Lillian – even before I saw the pics at the bottom, you had me imagining art pieces like those – you really led my thoughts so beautifully and perfectly in that very direction…



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