by Christos Polydorou
Claude Monet searched for
Giverny for years before he found it.
The odd thing was that he knew
what to expect when he first saw it,
even though he had never seen it before.
He lived there for most of his life,
Giverny provided him with his subject
matter, which he famously admitted was
of secondary importance, presumably to
the mystery of art he felt compelled to convey.
Claude Monet wanted to show the life between
and his subject matter. He wished
to make the invisible visible.
So Claude Monet painted,
each brushstroke more colourful, vivid, and visible, than
the last. Today I sat looking at pictures
by Claude Monet
and I started to cry,
because I really have not seen