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MATISSE IS HERE

© 2001 Laura Golden

 

 

Bowl of fruit on the table
Matisse is here
Gentle light on the hillside
Cezanne is here
Degas holds my daydreams
Picasso holds my tears
Looking out through my eyes

Lush and brilliant
Gaugin stops by
Aloft with magic
Chagall floats by
The rosy cheeks of Renoir
Van Gogh gets the sky
Looking out through my eyes

You show me there's a way to see
employing all my senses
you show me there's a way to be
when I put down my defenses

Twist of the shoulder
Muscle in stone
Michaelangelo's breathing
Pulse feels like my own
Seurat courts my imagination
The texture and the tone
Looking out through my eyes

At the dimming of the day
you enliven all my senses
you remind me when I lose my way
how to stay in present tenses

Bowl of fruit on the table
Matisse is here
Summer comes to the hillside
Cezanne is here
Monet plays with my illusions
Picasso holds my tears
Looking out through my eyes