Posted by: Ron DuBour | February 23, 2018

Vitrine~by Paul Lenzi





Antique English Vitrine c.1880

mementoes in a tiny museum

souvenirs of small moments

shiny stones fluted seashells

retained bits and baubles

quiet with personal histories

habits collected in childhood

displayed in their sentiments

carried by years into manhood

emotional artifacts telling brief

tales of diminutive journeys

now at prominent rest beneath

glass in the parlor available

handy to curious eyes seeking

insight from biograph markers

these temporal timeworn and

much caressed objects whose

conscious display reveals clues

to the heart of a taciturn man



From my book Ephemera


  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers

    • most welcome always!!

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