“Digital Reflections” | Sydney Poet David Landgrebe

05 Nov

A cluster of chins and cheeks coiled in a basket of clover, cloaked in wraps, woven hats, and nesting on woolen twigs.
Suspended is the gaze of the camera, hovering like a humming-bird over fields of bleeding hearts.
Ponds of innocence stare like puppies at the reflection in the lens, those round wet eyes glow like moons.
Soft nurturing hands cup the naked child with pouting lips, armed with bubbles of saliva.
Their curled up toes and translucent fingers claw the air, frowning like cranky old men with contorted wrinkles as they sneeze in miniature.
Cleansing innocence of the unmixed pallet smudges with discontent, ringing the tonsils like a church bell, hardly a breath is taken before the next phrase is played.
A swirl of fine silk hair licks the forehead.
Beguiled by the studio, the mood of the subject mutates into a smile rising in unison with mother’s delight, her heart rich with lingering pride.

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Posted by on November 5, 2011 in Poetry


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One response to ““Digital Reflections” | Sydney Poet David Landgrebe

  1. Deborah

    November 5, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    That is a gorgeous poem and picture. Love thus poem :):):) xxx


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