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The Archivist's Eye   Poem  
Creators: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer), Ellen Million (Patron), Non-Member Artist (Patron), LJ user Thesilentpoet, patron
Unafari sees the world in a series of details that point to various conclusions.
Posted: 02/15/11     Updated: 02/18/11 [2 Comments] ~ 124 words.
 

The archivist's eye
rolls the colored pencils in a mental grip,
viewing not just their spectral hues but their symbolism.

The archivist's eye
sees the pin holes that are not there
and discerns the meaning of their absence.

The archivist's eye
reads the card in the catalog
and wonders at the glaring inconsistencies.

The archivist's eye
imagines flicking dust away from the feathers
to reveal the indeterminable truth of their provenance.

The archivist's eye
spots the wine rings on the license paper,
a study in pink revealing someone's secret vices.

The archivist's eye
lingers on a man's hands,
their smudge of ink telling his hidden passions.

The archivist's eye
overlays the past onto the present
and looks away, unable to watch the coming collision.

Author's Notes

This poem came from my February 8, 2011 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from Ellen Million and LJ user Thesilentpoet, then cosponsored by them. Here we see how Unafari, who appears in the stories "The Shades of Yesterday" and "The Gaudy Eye," perceives the world as a series of meaningful details.

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