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The Brooklyn Rail

FEB 2010

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View of the Domain Saint-Joseph (Cézanne)

have you nothing to say to the sky?

or cry as a steadfast

bird loses its feathers on

the grounds that

this is not really

a mountain it is the

eye of a majestic subtlety



my hat is taken

by the thieving wind

and a dim storm

shows the corner of its mouth

there is a blue forgetfulness

to be found and

painted a quieter color


Sylvia Gorelick

Sylvia Gorelick is the author of Seven Poems for Bill Berkson, published by Kostro Books last year.


The Brooklyn Rail

FEB 2010

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