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“TEA” after a painting by Henri Matisse

June 3, 2011 in Poets At Work

tea after a painting by henri matisse
   after a painting by Henri Matisse
The gallery finally opened. She waited all morning, fingering the change in her pocket,
looking at her watch, pretending to be fascinated by her fingernails.  The gallery finally opened.
North wall, light focused perfectly: two women talking intimately over teacups.  
Matisse dreamed and his dream shimmers on the North wall of the gallery
Sound of steps on path
Greenery stirs, flash of sunlight
Summer suspended.
(To view painting, see:
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