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Violet, red, orange, pink, lilac and mauve, the waterlilies

grow in tufted clumps beneath the woodblock bridge

so Fragonard, so Utagawa, in this garden just set up to be painted,

this open-air still life, this reflector of wind, season, and will.

For 9 years he shuttled from one site to another, working 6 canvases

at once, until the cataracts struck. Then reds

ran to mud, pinks went pale, and the deep tones arose.

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