#Ekphrastic #Poetry

The Artist’s Garden at Giverny (French:Le Jardin de l’artiste à Giverny) is an oil on canvas painting by Claude Monet done in 1900 now in the Musée d’Orsay, Paris.

Damsel of Buds

to my garden
to revel in colors,
sprinkled by the dainty damsel
of buds.

she strides 
with dreamy lull,
creates the land of love
doves coo – melodies that allure

blends with beauty,
flutters with the petals
misty dance of pink and purple-
a balm!

arms of
Mother Nature
drape around stressful nerves
serenity percolates now
through air

garden of bliss
that sparkles for moments
just pause to admire the unique

© Balroop Singh

Thanks to Colleen for the inspiration to craft syllabic poetry. This week, the inspiration is a painting, which was featured on Rebecca’s post: 

#FridayPainting: Claude Monet “The Artist’s Garden at Giverny”

I’ve written a Crown cinquain, a sequence of five cinquain stanzas functioning to construct one larger poem. This poem has five stanzas, each with syllable count of 2/4/6/8/2.

Thank you.

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58 thoughts on “#Ekphrastic #Poetry

  1. I was pulled into this by the painting. Your poem goes so well as a companion. Love this stanza… “arms of
    Mother Nature
    drape around stressful nerves
    serenity percolates now
    through air.” Great word choice- serenity percolates.

  2. I could almost smell the fragrance and be with the blissful beauty of the blooms with your words – what a perfect beautiful poem as if the painitng and the poem are made for each other.

  3. Dear Balroop, your poem is so lovely and filled with joy at seeing this wonderful garden
    of Monet. “ This wondrous garden of bliss” , quoting you.
    I have been to Muse’e d’Orsay a number of times and always feel entranced. Its beauty
    and tranquility fills your being.


  4. Monet’s garden is beautiful, Balroop. You transported me into the peaceful wonderland with your gorgeous poem. I loved the sensory details. “fragrance / blends with beauty, / flutters with the petals” ❤

  5. Balroop, your crown cinquain makes the painting come alive. This is so beautiful and rhythmic. Your words match the implied swaying of blooms from Monet’s painting. WOW! Love this. 💛

    1. Thank you Colleen for your lovely words of encouragement, I am delighted that you found rhythm in a syllabic poem, as it is hard for me to think of rhythm within the form. 🤗

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