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Monet Refuses The Operation

Doctor, you say there are no haloes
around the streetlights in Paris
and what I see is an aberration
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  • Joeline Rayment (5/8/2013 8:18:00 PM)

    Yes! this is beautiful... I always had issue with the many critics and historians who paint a picture of Monet's change of site as a limitation and a tragedy.
    Here Lisel has created a glimpse into the other side of wonder and possibilities that Monet had, and indeed choose to half keep.
    And such a brilliantly beautiful flowing poem as well.

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  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (5/8/2013 6:32:00 AM)

    light becomes what it touches,
    becomes water, lilies on water
    Poet has captured Monet's vision...

  • Ken E Hall (5/10/2012 9:51:00 PM)

    Magic in poetry brushed with invisible oils that become visible, only this can be done by an artist++++10+regards

  • Chime Justice Ndubuisi (5/8/2012 2:29:00 PM)

    Lovely poem. Well written. I just added it to my Favorite poems! You rock dear, keep em coming.

  • Terri Kirby Erickson (5/2/2010 9:20:00 AM)

    Monet Refuses the Operation by Lisel Mueller is such an exquisite piece of work, I wish I had written it, myself! I can't think of a higher compliment from one poet to another. It is so good I am almost speechless...which is HIGHLY unusual for me! Thank you so much for posting it. All the very best, Terri Kirby Erickson, terrikirbyerickson.wordpress.com

  • Terri Kirby Erickson (5/2/2010 9:20:00 AM)

    Monet Refuses the Operation by Lisel Mueller is such an exquisite piece of work, I wish I had written it, myself! I can't think of a higher compliment from one poet to another. It is so good I am almost speechless...which is HIGHLY unusual for me! Thank you so much for posting it. All the very best, Terri Kirby Erickson, terrikirbyerickson.wordpress.com

  • Leslie Audes (11/29/2009 6:59:00 PM)

    Wow! i love this poem! It reminded me of something i read recently in 'Proust Was a Neuroscientist'. It was a chapter about Cezzane, not Monet, but it delved into an artist's striving to catch the 'abstract'...this poem, with Monet's change in perception. I also love how Mueller showed Monet's situation to be a change in perspective - rather than something wholly negative.

  • Poetry Hound (10/19/2006 5:52:00 AM)

    An exceptionally clever and gorgeous poem, lush with imagery and a terrific blend of the literal with the figurative.

  • Michael Shepherd (9/1/2005 5:05:00 AM)

    You have, and it is, and it will, and now it has, and perhaps forever...

  • Max Reif (8/31/2005 7:33:00 PM)

    This is gorgeous!
    How can no one have written a comment?
    It's sublime!
    Into my Favorite Poems you go!

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