Michel M.J. Shore

Claude Monet Painted a Symphony of Light In Giverny

Claude Monet Painted a Symphony of Light In Giverny 

(Written In tribute to the Honorable Luc Martineau, Canadian artist-painter and former judge of the Federal Court, whose paintings are a refrain of all he hears and for the world to see)

Just as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Called his mother to their garden to hear

The melody of each flower’s refrain,

Monet painted his garden’s symphony.


Light and shadow played hide and seek;

Claude Monet heard the voice of light, reflect in him,

Dance to the choreography of sound;

It swayed to the ballet of breezes and winds


To the changing times of day and seasons;

Music played its gentle or vibrant notes;

And the light shimmered, sparkled or hid,

As clouds and sun chased each other, again


And again, opening curtains on his canvas

To water lilies and a Japanese footbridge.


Just see and listen and you too will hear

The refrain and chorus of all you see.

About the Author
Michel M.J. Shore is a retired judge of the Federal Court of Canada and recently made a home in Israel. He is the writer of several published books and poetry collections.
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