February 24, 2019

Three Poems by Joan Leotta: "Monet's Hens", "Light on the Seine" and "Haiku on the Same Theme"

Joan Leotta is a poet, playwright, author and story performer who lives in Calabash , NC. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry and Prose Postcards, North Carolina's Pinesong, Whispers, Visual Verse, and the Ekphrastic review. Her newest blog entries reveal what editors of short story magazines want writers to know at www.joanleotta.wordpress.com. Her chapbook, Languid Lusciousness with Lemon, was described in the December 2017 issue of Indiana Voice Journal.


Monet’s Hens

Pecking about the paint box garden

Rosy red hens stand out among the
Whites and yellows,
Hide themselves amid the 
Sturdy reds, violets,
Waiting for Monet to open the 
gate to follow him across the road
to the water garden where they
can feast upon new varieties 
of six-legged prey, clucking
among themselves over 
waterlily beauty as they strut 
across the green Japanese bridge—
until Monet chases them back
to their house-side coop.

Light on the Seine

Sun's rays playing, 
on Seine’s surface
delighted Monet’s eye,
unlocked the power of his brush,
to decipher, share light’s secrets.

Haiku on same theme 

Sunlight played on river
Seine’s ripples as Monet
revealed their secrets 

Joan Leotta

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