The picture hangs on my bathroom wall,

somewhat high so it will not fall

in case it is hit by mistake,

and that the glass cover will not break,

it is a print of Monet's nineteenth century,

'Bathers at La Grenouillere  an 1869 treasury.


Once in a while I study the print to capture

an essence of the summertime rapture,

brushstrokes of green, gold and bright red

of Monet's color scheme look like a variegated thead,

woven throughout the aquatic and restful scene,

creating a vision which is visually keen.


Tied river boats along the docks gently swaying

each waiting for rowers to board after paying,

rowing along the Seine River with its evening breeze,

adding pleasure to lives with summer ease,

a surprise wedding proposal comes about 

for two lovers on the romantic watery route.


Lady bathers take a dip into the river to indulge

wearing modest swimsuit bloomers so not to divulge 

areas of their bodies to  skinful exposure ,

keeping heads above the water for their composure,

a fun and restful short-term divergence,

all showing on my bathroom wall print of emergence.



  • Author: Summersounds68 (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 4th, 2017 14:57
  • Comment from author about the poem: I have owned this print for thirty years, It provides class for my bathroom.
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Views: 36


  • Christina8

    Amazing picture! Great rhyme and cadence in your beautiful poem to accompany such a beautiful Monet. Great job!--Christina

    • Summersounds68

      Christina, thank you for your encouraging comment. I appreciate your kindness.
      ~ Sonia

      • Christina8

        No problem! Looking forward to more of your poetry!

      • Tony36

        Great write and great picture

        • Summersounds68

          Tony, I appreciate your uplifting comment on my poem. 'A Monet Hangs on My Bathroom Wall.' Have a great New Year.
          ~ Sonia

          • Tony36

            Welcome, have a wonderful New Year as well

          • Augustus

            Monet would be proud. Nicely done.

            • Summersounds68

              Augustus, thank you for your encouraging comment. Happy New Year. ~ Sonia

            • WriteBeLight

              Very nice work and I love the print! Takes one away to such a pleasant place...:)

              • Summersounds68

                Your comment is kind. I have not been there
                and used my visual journey skills to feel a sense of place. Thank you. ~ Sonia

                • WriteBeLight

                  You are very welcome.

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