Not in Reverie

The dark setting
silhouettes the trees
as they wave politely
to me—    far away

Amy Milligan

Amy Milligan grew up in a small rural town in Missouri. She currently attends Columbia College where she studies English literature and secondary education. She has lived across the state drawing inspiration from her experiences, relationships and endless cups of coffee. She currently resides in Columbia, MO with her cat and travel companion, Madelyn.

Claude Monet

Oscar-Claude Monet (1840 – 1926) was a French painter, a founder of French Impressionist painting and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein air landscape painting.The term "Impressionism" is derived from the title of his painting Impression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise), which was exhibited in 1874 in the first of the independent exhibitions mounted by Monet and his associates as an alternative to the Salon de Paris. Source: Wikipedia.