Monet Refuses The Operation — by Lisel Mueller

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Monet Refuses The Operation — by Lisel Mueller

Post by Welles » Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:37 pm

This is a wonderful poem... here's a bit of the beginning.
Doctor, you say there are no haloes
around the streetlights in Paris
and what I see is an aberration
caused by old age, an affliction.
I tell you it has taken me all my life
to arrive at the vision of gas lamps as angels,
to soften and blur and finally banish
the edges you regret I don't see,
to learn that the line I called the horizon
does not exist and sky and water,
so long apart, are the same state of being.
Monet Refuses The Operation — by Lisel Mueller

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Re: Monet Refuses The Operation — by Lisel Mueller

Post by Sandy » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:16 am

I never knew that Monet had cataracts. Makes me really think about how what some curse can be blessings. I suppose it is all in the way we view the "grand design."
That is a very special poem. Thank you, Welles.
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