Ciaran Carson, “Claude Monet, _The Artist’s Garden at Vétheuil_, 1880”

Carson’s poem is an unusual elegy:  it’s perhaps not just a poem about a Monet painting but also an elegy for himself as he nears his death.  And it's also a love letter to art, poetry, and life (and to his home country of Ireland).   Just about a month after its publication in The New Yorker, Carson died.

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