Camille (1879) Monet


even in the throes 

of death 

her last breath imminent 

he took his brushes 

a palette of pales 

and a canvas 

to capture her ashen 



thin dry lips half parted 

it was natural he said 

to paint her before 

she departed 

in hues of shroud like 

mourning veils 

  • Author: Cassie58 (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 27th, 2024 09:57
  • Comment from author about the poem: Monet painted his first wife on her death bed in 1879, she died young and after a long illness
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 21
  • User favorite of this poem: Teddy.15.
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  • Neilton

    you discribed it so good!Loved it.

    • Cassie58

      Thank you so much for your encouraging comment. I appreciate you stopping by.

    • Teddy.15

      A superb piece of poetry dear Cassie, I'm going to do some research to see if I can find the portrait you have left a desire for me to see it. Extremely profound piece an many ways. ๐ŸŒน

      • Cassie58

        Thank you so much Teddy. A very haunting painting. I am a huge fan of Monet and particularly like his water lily canvases. I have a few prints myself. So pleased you found value in this short piece. Sadly Camille was only 32 when she died. There are other paintings of her. ๐ŸŒน

      • Teddy.15

        I just found it extraordinary and quite a pose. ๐ŸŒน

        • Cassie58

          Quite a haunting and sombre piece isnโ€™t it Teddy.? Thank you for looking it up.

          • Teddy.15

            It is indeed it paints a very haunting picture that one can actually feel. Thank you for sharing. ๐ŸŒน

          • Thomas W Case

            Sublime imagery painting love hard core. Tremendous.

            • Cassie58

              Thank you Thomas. Pleased you found value in this poem. I appreciate your support.

            • Neville

              and so she stayed forever young .. now in black and white, for always ..

              perfectly portrayed our Cassie .. Neville

              • Cassie58

                She did indeed stay forever young Neville, and as you say I have captured her now in a poem. Thank you as always for your support of my efforts.

              • Accidental Poet

                I've never seen it. He must have loved her very much. Well written Cassie. ๐Ÿ‘

                • Cassie58

                  I think he did love her very much. The painting is quite a haunting piece. Quite different from his other work. Thank you AP. I appreciate you.

                • Doggerel Dave

                  As AP (above). Many thanks, Cassie.

                  • Cassie58

                    You returned, so I must be behaving myself lol. Thank you Dave for stopping by to read my efforts.

                    • Doggerel Dave

                      I don't recall you ever not behaving yourself, Cassie....... mind you.....

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                    • Introverted Sage

                      Good write!
                      I had to go check out the painting for myself.. hauntingly beautiful.

                      Thanks for sharing

                      • Cassie58

                        Thank you so much IS for stopping by with your thoughts. All the best.

                      • Goldfinch60

                        Wonderful words of last love Cassie.


                        • Cassie58

                          Thank you so much Andy. He loved her very much. Sadly she died at 32. Have a lovely day.

                        • peto

                          Could almost picture her
                          Great writing

                          • Cassie58

                            Thank you peto for stopping by with your thoughts. All good wishes.

                          • Thomas W Case

                            I love Monet and your beautiful poem.

                            • Cassie58

                              Thank you Thomas. I love his paintings too. I appreciate your visit.

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