New poem: Weeping Willow

Weeping Willow
(Claude Monet, 1919, Kimbell Art Museum)

I am compelled to visit you, and often,
To leave out from amongst what’s new in search of
Your permanent sadness, greens browns blues dripping
Alongside every other color, all the
World in one painting, grieving yet beautiful
Still, still alive beside the red red water.


Here is the painting. It’s my favorite. Here is another poem I wrote about this painting a couple of years ago.


© Beth Henary Watson 2017