Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Blue Water Lillies

["Nympheas" ('Blue Water Lillies"), Claude Monet]


Blue Water Lillies

Clouds dive into the lake
acquiring a mauve blue mantle
in order to take part in
the colourful feast of the lilies.
Shape and hue infusion,
intertwined power
of a marvellous mixture.
Pink flakes on a surface
That could have been a rich bottom 
for the sky.
Some dark spots foretell the night.
Scarce weeping willow strings
decorate the scene
like a curtain of vanity,
not having fallen
over the whole stage yet,
for the glooming fair of life
is still young and thriving.
The sunset will summon solemnity.



Z.K.

(written in 2008)