Voyageur du Temps

 

I launch the time machine by opening

this case of photographs locked against time

present and future. Even places (Newark, Paris)

frozen sepia and white 100 years removed

marveling at light and air from 2017.

 

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Heavy Weather

Heavy the oar to him who’s tired,

lightened by the sunset over the harbor.

Heavy is the saltwatered, rain-watered oilcloth coat,

drying beside the sleeping sailor and fireplace.

Morning’s red sky and heavy the sea.

 

painting

Heavy the Oar to Him Who is Tired, Heavy the Coat, Heavy the Sea, 1929 by Ivan Albright, American, 1897-1983, oil on canvas