Limerick Ode To Claude Monet

Limerick Ode To Claude Monet
By Madeleine Begun Kane

A man with poor vision, Monet,
Had eyesight so weak, the display
Of the world that he saw
Was blurrily raw.
And that’s why he’s famous today.

(Inspired by DVersePoets’ request for impressionistic poetry.)

I’d hoped to write something that was actually impressionistic, but as you can see from this haiku, I was stymied:

Writing assignment–
dash off impressionism–
no clue how to start.

Update: I’ve just learned that Claude Monet was born on November 14, 1840. So happy birthday Claude Monet!

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18 Responses to “Limerick Ode To Claude Monet”

  1. Jerry says:

    brilliant. It made a wonderful impression on me.

  2. I enjoyed it and thanks for the smile :)

  3. The limerick does the trick just fine! Well said, and beutifully drawn!

  4. Victoria says:

    What a fun idea, Mad. I think it’s perfect.

  5. brian miller says:

    haha i like that he is famous because of his poor eye sight…smiles…..nice…see i knew you could do it…

  6. Susan says:

    I have a friend who totally agrees that this is all out-of-focus scam artistry–
    Well lampooned!

  7. Ravenblack says:

    This could be true. lol :) It can be.

  8. Mama Zen says:

    That haiku really make me smile!

  9. Margaret says:

    Bad eyesight?!! :)

  10. Bodhirose says:

    Ha…very cute, Madeleine…yeah, his paintings do look “blurred”…

  11. Claudia says:

    haha..this is so good…so glad you joined madeleine…love your sense of humor

  12. viv blake says:

    I have the impression of a laughing limerick. Count that as success!

  13. zongrik says:

    i really like blurrily raw


  14. ds says:

    Ha ha! Thanks for the laughs. I too like “blurrily raw.”

  15. Jannpoet says:

    That is an excellent limerick, I really loved that one.

  16. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for your enthusiastic words!

  17. colonialist says:

    This one is right on the Monet! :)

  18. madkane says:

    LOL! Fun wordplay, Colonialist!