A man takes a photograph in Santa Groce

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Trattoria al Ponte, Calle Larga, Santa Groce, Venice
Trattoria al Ponte, Calle Larga, Santa Groce, Venice
A man takes a photograph in Santa Groce
by Dave Young
Beyond the secrets of the Calli,
above him,
a vast dome of blue sky;
conversations at tables,
muted and steady.
“It took Tintoretto twenty three years
to paint the ceiling at Scuola Grande,
twenty three years”.
Ice chimes in glasses – bellini light.
Aging tourists file over bridges
in reptilian slow motion,
Waiters heels click across stone,
heads swimming with vague misunderstandings.
Glasses are raised towards the camera.
The photographer, intent on spontaneity,
clicks the world.
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