Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 34,062 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

V. G - W, - Poem by Douglas Scotney

in an album
that otherwise conforms to expectation,
separation,
ventures to infer
from one photo with one element that doesn't conform,
the presence of an aboriginal and a white man together,
and more specifically,
a black head on a white leg,
that L's intent
was not what viewers may have inferred,
alienation,
but reconciliation.

Well,
she has some knowledge of L.

Topic(s) of this poem: time


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Victoria Garrons-Williams in her essay on J.W.Lindt in 'Shifting Focus: Australian Colonial Photography 1850-1920. Australian Scholarly.2015. p100

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 20, 2015



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