Poem – Garden at Noon

Hello folks! It’s Saturday and you know what that means! 🙂 I’m just emerging from another busy week yes I know I say this every week and so I’m very glad the weekend is here! Although it’s much too short for my liking… 😀

Anyways, today I’m returning to my unofficial, very-spread-out, series of poems based on Monet’s paintings. You can read my previous poems here and here. I’ve found that I actually really enjoy writing based off of paintings – it’s like visual inspiration for my inner imagination! This painting made me very nostalgic for summer, and so you’ll probably get that vibe as you read it. 😀 What can I say – I’m a summer girl through and through! and I’m still in denial that it’s mid-November and dark in the mornings. I hope you enjoy! 🙂

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The Artist’s Garden at Vétheuil – Claude Monet

Soft

the breeze sings

a song of summer afternoons

the crickets singing alto

as bees buzz the bass

the sweet whisper of butterflies

adding to the harmony

their song rising into

warmth of the sun

 

Silent

the world sleeps

under the vast of blue

footsteps padding softly

over dusty ground

rocking the earth

into a dream-filled

sun-warmed

slumber

 

Shadow

melts into warm shadow

as sunflowers sigh

their heavy heads

drooping together

as the soft song of summer

warms their roots

their colour echoing the

great sun above

 

Sleep sits heavy

on a world soft with song

and sun

and shadows

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That’s it for today! By the way, if you have a better idea for a title for this poem than just “Garden at Noon”, please do tell me in the comments below! I was in a hurry when I composed that lacklustre title, and would very much appreciate any other title ideas you may have! 😀

 

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6 thoughts on “Poem – Garden at Noon

  1. This may be my favorite Monet painting as I love the outdoors – in the summer! – the sun, the little ones on the path, and the flowers. You brought the scene to life with your alliteration: soft, song, silent, sun, shadow and sleep. Like how you repeated them in metaphor at the end. Enjoyable! Good job, Hannah! I actually like your title!

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  2. This is really nice Hannah, I will try and go back to read the others if I find time in my busy week… *Groans at the long list of homework… :D* And the title fits it perfectly, the best things in life have simple names.

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  3. Pingback: Poem – Summer Serenity | The Way of Delight

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