The Poet Speaks of Art | ‘Cezanne’s Ports’ by Allen Ginsberg

Cezanne’s Ports

Allen Ginsberg

In the foreground we see time and life
swept in a race
toward the left hand side of the picture
where shore meets shore.

But that meeting place
isn’t represented;
it doesn’t occur on the canvas.

For the other side of the bay
is Heaven and Eternity,
with a bleak white haze over its mountains.

And the immense water of L’Estaque is a go-between
for minute rowboats.

File:Paul Cezanne, The Gulf of Marseilles Seen from L'Estaque, c1885.jpg

http://english.emory.edu/classes/paintings&poems/ginsberg.html(Paul Cezanne, The Gulf of Marseilles Seen from L’Estaque, c1885)

The Poet Speaks of Art | ‘Cezanne’s Ports’ by Allen Ginsberg

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