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CEZANNE STUDY - The House of the Hanged Man

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CEZANNE STUDY - The House of the Hanged Man

CEZANNE STUDY – The House of the Hanged Man

Late Autumn

Buried in a hill,
Steep as descent from humanity,
A country house stands.
It’s late autumn,
Deep, sick autumn –
Deep as the plunging cellar door,
And fronting, its branches stripped, begging skyward,
This raped tree
Which no longer hides the window –
The window, like a large, trumpeting mouth.
*No E flat clarinet here,
*No Eulenspiegel, opaque humor.
No – The whole, a ground interment,
Is color of rotting flesh,
This God-awful house!

*Til Eulenspiegel was a German buffoon who delighted in playing
nasty tricks on the nobility. He was hanged.
*The E flat clarinet is high pitched, capable of sounding the pitiful
cries of Til as he mounts the scaffold 





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  1. Date: 10/14/2012 12:46:00 PM
    Wow a sad one here Daver.."

  1. Date: 8/22/2012 5:27:00 PM
    aha, here it is, your BEST poem this week. I just love this one. Something about the mood of it. a fave.

  1. Date: 8/16/2012 7:59:00 AM
    HI!! Oh if ignorance is bliss, Daver, why do I no feel so bissful?! Fun and interesting for me, I got to look up some of his artwork...I saw the "Bathers" there as well!:) Deep and diverse write happening here! "CEZANNE" was as much of an impressionist in art, as you are to music & poetry. This write gives that painting an eerie and mysterious feel!:) Love it Daver!! Mikki

  1. Date: 8/15/2012 9:05:00 AM
    Daver this is enrapturing! held me from start to end, Love it...David