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french impressionists

by Matthew Ellis |

I long to wrap myself in the canvases of the French impressionists

Let Sisley and Monet hold me as I weep

I’ll plunge into the Loing or the Seine itself,

into ultramarine and cobalt blue

I’ll wade into the waters of Giverny,

lie amongst the water lilies

madder red and cadmium yellow against emerald, violet waters

I’ll hide in Eragny with Pissarro

in the blossoms of orchards,

white to peach,

blending into the viridian ‘round poplar tees sparkling with autumn hues

| Matthew Ellis (he/him) spends his time teaching yoga and following creative pursuits in music and writing. You can follow him on Instagram (@matthewellismusic3) or visit his website (

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