strolling through a museum on a summer afternoon

Monet and I cast our fishing lines
among the pale lavender waterlilies
swimming in jeweled green waters
in the lush garden of Giverny.

VanGogh and I plant golden sunflowers
along the allee of waving green birches
under the swirling deep blue sky
and the starry, starry night.

Chagall and I send the violin player
across the happy sky with the goat
and the veiled bride
dancing into the inky night sky.

Pollock and I spill a bit
of paint here and there
drops and drips falling gray and black
onto heavily waiting canvas.

Warhol and I line up
the tomato soup cans
next to Marilyn as the art pop
pop pops.

Subset of Morning 3

Feb morning sky

 

1
Monet morning
waterlily clouds float above lavender horizon
impressionistic plein-air dawn

2
VanGogh morning
sun fills the sky with broad strokes of deep orange and brilliant gold
sunflower dawn

3
Pollock morning
gray and black clouds splatter and pour across the horizon
abstract expressionistic dawn

4
Picasso morning
azure sky sapphire clouds indigo cove
period of blue dawn

5
Rembrandt morning
dramatic sky streamed with beams of smokey light and moody cloud shadows
chiaroscuro dawn

6
Adams morning
sharp contrast light sky against black and white rocky ridges
photo perfect dawn

On visiting Crystal Bridges

crystal bridges

On visiting Crystal Bridges

crystalline reflections
streak across the windows
cathedral tall
curved yet linear
piercing the water’s surface
with gothic arch of sunlight

temple bells chime
at the opening
of each elevator door
stainless steel
reflections of natural beauty
against the unnatural arc
of polished silver

bridging culture, space and time
held in tension
against the beams
of dark wood
and bright sunlight
reflecting the blue Ozarks sky

*** Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas – truly a remarkable collection of American art from colonial portraits to current artists housed in a stunningly beautiful building by architect, Moshe Safdie, built in a picturesque Ozarks hollow. http://crystalbridges.org

The August Blue Moon

Dreamhopper by Borg de Nobel / http://borgeous.wordpress.com / used with permission /

As beautiful as it is rare
The dance of the rabbit and hare
Under the sapphire light
Of the August blue moon

They circle and prance
In a counterpoint dance
Under the indigo light
Of the August blue moon

Rabbits leap and twirl
As the hare jump and whirl
About the sapphire field
Under the August blue moon

You can’t dream of such a sight
As the excitement of the night
Under the indigo light
Of the August blue moon

For the DVerse prompt using the wonderful paintings of  Borg de Nobel.

A Subset of Morning 3

A Subset of Morning 3

1
Monet morning – waterlily clouds float above lavender horizon – impression of  dawn

2
VanGogh morning –  sun fills the sky with broad strokes of oranges and  golds – sunflower dawn

3
Pollock morning – gray and black clouds splatter and sweep across the horizon – abstract dawn

4
Picasso morning – azure sky sapphire clouds indigo cove – blue dawn

5
Rembrandt morning – sky streamed with beams of light and cloud shadows – chiaroscuro dawn

6
Adams morning – sharp contrast light sky against dramatic landscape – picture perfect dawn