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.


(written in 2008)