Thursday, April 05, 2007

"Still Life with Apples,Pears,and a Gray Jug" by Paul Cezanne, 1893-1894.

Study of Two Pears

Opusculum paedagogum.
The pears are not viols,
Nudes or bottles.
They resemble nothing else.

They are yellow forms
Composed of curves
Bulging toward the base.
They are touched red.

They are not flat surfaces
Having curved outlines.
They are round
Tapering toward the top.

Wallace Stevens

From the poem a day email I mentioned previously from Knopf.

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