Leaning with Cézanne by Chris Moran

The garden is a timeless world
with no map;
I simply lean a little more
to the right or left
as did Cézanne
and see it all.
I sit among the flowers
alone but not lonely;
they have become friends,
the kind who stay around,
forgive and maybe even forget,
keep with you
when fear grips and
nothing makes sense.
Bees forage without regrets;

I can only move forward,
thoughts now infused with gratitude
for the privilege of life.
They become soft,
muted with warmth,
welcome antithesis of
yesterdays’s sharp edges,
Elated birdsong
disperses the stillness and
although I have no idea
who or what is holding me together
I feel safe,
for today at least,
and that is enough.

Here on the river’s verge, I would be busy for months without changing my place, simply leaning a little more to the right or left. – Paul Cézanne

Poem courtesy and copyright © Chris Moran.
Poem and quote from her book “Dancing in the Rain”

Chris Moran is such a wonderful and talented poet. I met her here in the blogging world some years ago. And I am sure that there are readers among you, who are familiar with her poetry as well. This and more beautiful poems you will find in her book “Dancing in the Rain” , published by Bennison Book

Dancing in the Rain is available on Amazon , Amazon UK and Bol  . The author’s profit will go to the Multiple Sclerosis Trust.

If you would like to read more of Chris’s poetry , please visit her at her  blog:  Journey into Poetry 


Note: All material in this post is copyright material of their author(s) unless otherwise stated, no part may be used by any means without the written permission from their author.

19 Replies to “Leaning with Cézanne by Chris Moran”

  1. This is one of my favorite’s of Chris’ writings, Francina, and I’ve thought of her often, have also written to her, but have not heard back. I miss her, too, and love her book. Hugs ❤

    1. Thank you, Lauren. Me too, I have send her a message as well, but did not hear either. Hopefully all is well , and she will return one of these days. Hugs ❤

  2. “I can only move forward,
    thoughts now infused with gratitude
    for the privilege of life.”

    Beautiful in every sense…my favorite lines are those highlighted above…
    so very timely and timeless.

    Sarah Z.

    1. Sarah,

      Thank you for your lovely response on Chris’s poem!
      Those lines are indeed timeless and timely at the same time.
      Chris is such a talented poet as well.

      As ever,

    1. Thank you ,Betty , and you are welcome. It is my pleasure to share her poetry. I have been missing her too . Not only for her poetry, she is just such a lovely and great person! This poem is one of my favorites as well .

    2. Me too, Betty. I know Chris has taken a break from blogging. I haven’t seen her on facebook for awhile either. Hopefully she will return one of these days .

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