Newly Released: ‘Work Places’ a Story shot by Francois Halard for Cabana Magazine
Apr. 26, 2018
Photos by François Halard
The Afternoon Sun
This room, how well I know it.
Now they’re renting it, and the one next to it,
as ofﬁces. The whole house has become
an ofﬁce building for agents, merchants, companies.
This room, how familiar it is.
Here, near the door, was the couch,
a Turkish carpet in front of it.
Close by, the shelf with two yellow vases.
On the right—no, opposite—a wardrobe with a mirror.
In the middle the table where he wrote,
and the three big wicker chairs.
Beside the window was the bed
where we made love so many times.
They must still be around somewhere, those old things.
Beside the window was the bed;
the afternoon sun fell across half of it.
…One afternoon at four o’clock we separated
for a week only… And then—
that week became forever.
From C.P. Cavafy, Collected Poems. Translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard. Edited by George Savidis. Revised Edition. Princeton University Press, 1992
The following photographs are of the ateliers of Paul Cézanne, Giorgio Morandi, and Luigi Ghirri