Watercolor Garden

Written for:  Poets and Storytellers United  (posted by Sanaa)
Weekly Scribblings #20:  “Undoubtedly Rossetti”

“Hello everyone and welcome to another round of Weekly Scribblings! Poems by Christina Georgina Rossetti have always appealed to me. Born in London on 5th December, 1830, sister of well-known Pre-Raphaelite poet and artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Rossetti is best known for her ballads and her mystic religious lyrics.”

“Your Challenge today is to write while inspired by the works of Rossetti. But wait, there is a twist! You have an option to choose between mesmerizing poems by Christina Georgina Rossetti OR the beautiful paintings by her brother Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Click here to view the list.”

I dreamed a dream in May
of swimming with lily pads
and lotus blossoms in Monet’s
Watercolor garden of vast
free-floating disks, and blooms–
white, yellow, and pink contrast
where no space exists for gloom.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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22 Responses to Watercolor Garden

  1. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    A lovely poem in Christina’s sensibility. Also reminds me that many of Dante Gabriel’s portraits of women had flowers prominently in the background.


  2. Helen says:

    This is a dreamy poem, sweet too.


  3. I;ve been to Monet’s Flower Gardens, and your poem full-on resonates with my experience there. Thank you.


  4. And, I am reminded by this post, and your your February Pink Peonies post that popped up, of Anais Nin’s, “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”


  5. oldegg says:

    Yes, Monet and most of the other Impressionists showed us their world in a new and mostly beautiful aspect


  6. Raven says:

    As a watercolorist hobby artist, your words just make me want to go paint. Beautiful.


  7. sanaarizvi says:

    “swimming with lily pads and lotus blossoms in Monet’s Watercolor garden,” now that’s gorgeous! Thank you so much for writing to the prompt, Sara 😀 I loved it! 💝💝


  8. Sweet and lovely word artistry. Can’t get the like button to work for me though.


  9. Lori says:

    I think I could just float away like the lily pads on the surface of the water. I’m a fan of Monet as well. It’s a very peaceful feeling.


  10. I dream of that place, too. So, if you find it first, take me with!


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