Garden at Giverny

Claude Monet, The artist’s garden at Giverny (1900)

Garden at Giverny

Tree-strewn, dappled light, a caress
of ancient star-song
rests in pink-

of ancient star-songs–
echoed light

echoed light’s

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Ekphrastic Challenge, I played with the Fibonacci (or Fib) form, reversing it (8, 5, 3,2,1,1) and then repeating patterns, lines, and words. The prompt image is the above painting by Claude Monet.

52 thoughts on “Garden at Giverny

  1. I like the way you made this form yours, Merril. It’s fabulous. It feels ethereal. I also like how you emphasized the feelings of home reflective in Monet’s painting. I feel that too. (My step-mother was a lot of things… but she was a master gardener. I thought of her garden immediately).

  2. I love the idea of dappled light being of ancient star songs coming home to earth … (if you pardon the pun) – stellar – and the softness you’ve captured here, the dreaminess is …. delicious. 🙂

  3. I’m glad you used this form. I like the result! Funny coincidence, yesterday husband showed me a sketch for that painting he thought was lovely. It’s part of an exhibition that’s the background to a week of Debussy concerts at the Jardin de Luxembourg.

  4. Pingback: TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 313, 3/28/23 – Word Craft Poetry

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