Posted by: Jonathan Caswell | August 18, 2012

PICTURE IN A DOOR WINDOW


PICTURE IN A DOOR WINDOW…!

On my walks I pass a door

With window enclosed…

Someone has a picture of a head

Behind the glass posed.

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This disembodied head looks out

Like a grave picture under glass*…

He stares in a cryptic way

At all who thereby pass.

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His “caption” from a Chinese snack,

A fortune cookie, if you will…

Says,”if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,”

Must give someone a thrill.

—Jonathan Caswell

***NOTE:  Grave pictures…a picture of the deceased preserved under glass, or very thin sheets of mica, affixed to the gravestone, were practiced around the turn of the Nineteenth Century when photography itself became commercially available to the masses. (Author’s knowledge)

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  1. very good enjoyed this work


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