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Adalbert is a forum for me, to post ephemera, photography, poetry, occasional travel notes, and various spontaneous motions. Cover photo: Parsonage where my great-grandfather spent his early years. Taken near Liegnitz, Silesia, ca. 1870.

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Friday, April 19, 2013

The Railway

 
 


The Railway
 


No country -- brick-eyed row, pool with a settled, blue-winged dove, woods and fern.

Laotians work short hoes;  sable-girt scarecrows placed up from the tracks.

A slowing over docked ships.  Midst stacks and ladders move one or two figures.  The bridge of the colony:  Pilot house with white windows, sparrows rising, walks and cables.

Mountain, austere and snow-plated, through cloud bank, over obsidian waters, pyramid and roof-cap, engine spreading into rust and foliage, crowned and embowered avatar.

JF ca. 1989

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