April 27, 2015

Ekphrastic Mondays Poem #4

This is the last Monday in this year's National Poetry Month celebration of ekphrastic poetry. I'm concluding with a seasonal poem inspired by the "The Happy Gardener," A painting by Hermann Kern (1838-1912). I love this painting. It is smile-inducing, it is joyous, it is full of hope!

© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. Painting by Hermann Kern, courtesy The Athenaeum.


  1. He appears to enjoy red geraniums -- a very happy plant. I love the sense of the contented putterer captured in both your words and the painting.